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Thermal Energy

TermDefinition
Conduction The transfer of heat that occurs when two objects of different temperatures touch; matter must be in direct contact
Convection The transfer of heat from one place to another, when matter is in direct contact and is in motion due to density changes in liquid or gas
Electromagnetic Waves A form of energy emitted and absorbed by charged particles
Radiation The transfer of heat that occurs through empty space, matter need not be in direct contact or be present
Thermal Energy The energy of heat, which transfers from hotter objects to colder objects
Created by: jennychapates