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Topic 3 Vocabulary

TermDefinition
energy the ability to do work
motion the state in which one object's distance from another is changing
force a push or pull exerted on an object
work force exerted on an object that causes it to move
power the rate at which one form of energy is transformed into another
kinetic energy energy that an object has due to its motion
potential energy the energy an object has because of its position; also the internal stored energy of an object, such as energy stored in chemical bonds
gravitational potential energy potential energy that depends on the height of an object
elastic potential energy the energy of stretched or compressed objects
mechanical energy kinetic or potential energy associated with the motion or position of an object
nuclear energy the potential energy stored in the nucleus of an atom
thermal energy the total kinetic and potential energy of all the particles of an object
chemical energy a form of potential energy that is stored in chemical bonds between atoms
electrical energy the energy of electric charges
electromagnetic radiation the energy transferred through space by electromagnetic waves
law of conservation of energy the rule that energy cannot be created or destroyed
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