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science vocab

TermDefinition
law of conservation the law that states that energy cannot be created or destoyed
energy the capacity to do work
work the transfer of energy to an object by using a force that causes the object to move in the direction of the work
kinetic energy the energy of an object that is due to the object's motions
potential energy the energy an object h
mechanical energy the amount of work an object can do because of the object's kinetic and potential energy
thermal energy the kinetic energy of a substance
heat the energy transferred between objects that are at different temperatures
chemical energy the energy that is stored in chemical bonbs
electrical energy the energy that results from the flow of moving charges
electromagnetic energy energy resulting from the motion of the charged partcals
sound energy energy given off by a vibrating object
nuclear energy the energy stored in the nucleus of an atom result of strong nuclear
nuclear fission the splitting of the nucleus of a large atom to two or more fragments; releases additional neutrons and energy
nuclear fusion the combination of nuclei of small atoms to form a larger nucleus; releases energy
temperature the measure of how hot or cold something is; specifically,a measure of the average kinetic energy of the particles of an object
condution the transfer of heat by direct contact of particles
convection the transfer of thermal energy by the circulation of movement of liquid or a gas
radiation the transfer of energy as electromagnetic waves
Created by: jackiboyfan