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18 Cards in this Set

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Kinetic energy
Energy of motion
Formula for Kinetic Energy
When do you have the most KE?
The more you jumped/moved around
Absolute Zero
When matter stops moving
The measure of the average kinetic energy of the particles in an object
Thermal Energy
The total kinetic energy of an objec
When do you have the most thermal energy?
When you have a high temperture and more substance
The transfer of energy between objects that are at different temperatures
What are the 3 types of heat transfers?
1. Conduction
2. Convection
3. Radiation
Transfer of energy through matter by the direct contact of particles
Where does conduction best work in?
Solids, especially metals
Why are metals good conductors?
Because electrons move easily and transfer KE to nearby particles
Transfer of thermal energy by the movement or circulation of a fluid
Any material that flows
What 2 forms can fluid be in?
Liquid or gas
Whats the difference between convection and conduction?
Conduction involves collisions and transfers of energy
Convection involves movement of the entergetic particles from one location to the another
When can conduction and convection occur?
When matter is present
A heat transfer through space as electromagnetic waves