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Energy/Heat Transfer

TermDefinition
Radiation heat transferred through matter or empty space (no direct contact) by electromagnetic waves.
Convection heat transferred by the circulation or movement of a liquid or gas. (fluids)
Conduction heat transferred when two objects touch.
Energy the ability to do work
Kinetic energy the energy of motion
Thermal energy the total kinetic energy due to the motion of the atoms in a substance
Temperature the measure of how hot or cold something is
Electrical energy When an electrical source is connected in a complete circuit to an electrical device
Mechanical energy When objects push or pull each other
Heat the transfer of thermal energy between objects that are different temperatures
Thermal equilibrium the point at which two objects that are touching reach the same temperature.
Convection currents The upward movement of warm air and downward movement of cool air
Electromagnetic waves can transmit energy through matter or empty space.
Potential energy the energy that is stored in an object due to its position relative to some zero position.
Sun most important source of energy for life on Earth
Created by: Khoko