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SOL PS 6-9

potential energy the energy an object has because of its position or its chemistry
kinetic energy energy that an object has due to its motion
mechanical energy the energy of moving objects, can be potential or kinetic
chemical energy a form of potential energy that is stored in chemical bonds between atoms
electrical energy the energy of electric charges
thermal energy heat
radiant energy light, electromagnetic
nuclear energy potential energy stored in the nucleus of an atom
conversion changing from one form of energy to another, transformation
Celsius the temperature scale on which water freezes at 0 and boils at 100
Kelvin the temperature scale on which 0 is the point at which no more energy can be removed from matter, absolute zero
absolute zero the temperature at which no more energy can be removed from matter
heat the transfer of thermal energy from a warmer object to a cooler object
temperature a measure of the average energy of motion of the particles of a substance
conduction the transfer of thermal energy through direct contact
convection the transfer of thermal energy by the movement of a fluid, forms a current
radiation the transfer of thermal energy by rays or waves
wavelength the distance between two like parts of a wave, crest to crest
frequency the number of complete waves that pass a given point in a certain amount of time
amplitude the height of a transverse wave from the center to a crest or trough
rarefaction the part of a longitudinal wave where the particles of the medium are far apart
compression the part of a longitudinal wave where the particles of the medium are close together
resonance the increase in the amplitude of a vibration
sonar a system that uses reflected sound waves to locate and determine the distance to objects under water
transverse waves a wave that moves the medium at right angels to the direction that the wave travels
crest the highest part of a transverse wave
trough the lowest part of a transverse wave
refraction the bending of waves as they enter a new medium caused by a change in speed
electromagnetic spectrum gamma, x-rays, ultraviolet, visible, infrared, radio, and micro waves in order of increasing frequency
plane mirror a flat mirror that produces an upright image the same size as the object
concave mirror a mirror with a surface the curves inward
convex mirror a mirror with a surface the curves outward
diffraction the bending or spreading of waves as they move around a barrier or pass through an opening
interference the interaction between waves that meet
mechanical wave requires a medium to travel
longitudinal wave vibrates the medium in the same direction in which the wave travels
surface wave travels along a surface that separates two mediums
Created by: sford



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