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Energy

Energy and motion vocabulary.

TermDefinition
Energy - The ability to cause change.
Kinetic energy - The energy of motion.
Potential energy - The stored energy that an object has due to its position, condition, or chemical composition.
Mechanical energy - The amount of work an object can do because of the object's kinetic energy plus its potential energy due to position.
Law of Conservation of Energy - Energy cannot be created or destroyed but can be changed from one form to another.
Position - The location of an object.
Speed - The measure of how far something moves in a given amount of time. How quickly or slowly an object changes position.
Vector - A quantity that has both size and direction.
Velocity - The speed of an object in a particular direction.
Motion - A change in position over time.
Reference point - A location to which another location is compared.
Force - A push or a pull, something that changes the motion of an object.
Net force - The combination of all of the forces acting on an object.
Inertia - The tendency of all objects to resist any change in motion.
Acceleration - The rate at which velocity changes.
Created by: tesmer