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Work, Energy & Power

Vocabulary terms

QuestionAnswer
work the transfer of energy
power the rate at which work is done
energy the ability to do work
conservation of energy law stating that energy cannot be created or distroyed
mechanical energy human scale energy
non-mechanical energy atomic scale energy
thermal energy of moving atoms
chemical energy of breaking bonds
kinetic energy of motion
potential energy based on position (stored)
light transverse waves (no medium needed)
sound longitudinal (medium needed)
electric moving electrons
nuclear energy of the nucleus
fission splitting the nucleus
fusion combining nuclei
elastic stretched or compressed
gravitational height dependent
Joule Unit of work or energy
Watt Unit of Power
Newton Unit of Force
F x d equation for work
w / t equation for power
J Symbol for Joule
W Symbol for watt
meters (m) unit for distance (d)
seconds (s) unit for time (t)
Created by: kbieber