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Ch5 Energy Resources

Unit 2 Chapter 5 McGraw Hill

TermDefinition
energy the ability to cause change
kinetic energy energy due to motion
potential energy stored energy due to the interactions between objects or particles
work the transfer of energy that occurs when a force is applied over a distance
mechanical energy total energy of an object or group of objects due to large-scale motions and interactions
sound energy energy that sound carries
thermal energy energy due to the motion of particles that make up an object
electric energy energy that an electric current carries
radiant/light energy energy that electromagnetic waves carry
nuclear energy energy that is stored in the nucleus of an atom
law of conservation of energy energy can be transformed from one form into another or transferred from one region to another, but energy cannot be crated or destroyed
friction a force that resists the sliding of two surfaces that are touching
nonrenewable energy resource an energy resource that is available in limited amounts or that is used faster than it is replaced in nature
fossil fuels the remains of ancient organisms that can be burned as an energy source
renewable energy resource an energy resource that is replaced as fast as, or faster than, it is used
inexhaustible energy resource an energy resource that cannot be used up
Created by: susan.walters