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Energy Part 1

TermDefinition
thermal energy Energy in the form of heat.
convection The transfer of heat through a fluid
radiation Transfer of energy as electromagnetic waves
conduction The transfer of heat energy within an object, or between objects that are directly touching each other, due to collisions between the particles in the objects
mechanical energy Energy that an object has because of its motion or its position
electrical energy Energy of moving electrons
absorption The transfer of light energy transported by light waves to particles of matter.
scattering An interaction of light with matter that causes light to change its energy, direction of motion, or both.
medium A substance through which a wave can travel by vibrating particles in the material.
infrared Electromagnetic energy that has a lower frequency than visible light and is beyond the color of red on the light spectrum.
infrared radiation Waves of the electromagnetic spectrum with wavelengths that are slightly longer than the wavelengths of red visible light
ultraviolet A type of electromagnetic radiation that has a higher frequency than violet light.
Created by: debrobins