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14 Cards in this Set

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the ability to do work
Kinetic Energy
the energy of motion
Potential Energy
the energy an object has because of its posistion or shape
Gravitational Potential Energy
a force that opposes gravitational force
Mechanical energy
the total energy of motion and position of an object
Thermal Energy
the total energy of the particles that make up an object
Chemical Energy
the energy of a compund that changes as the atoms are rearranged to form new compounds
Gravitational Potential Energy=?
weight x height
Kinetic Energy=?
mass x velocity x velocity x 1/2
Mechanical Energy=?
potential energy + kinetic energy
Electrical Energy
the energy of moving electrons
Sound Energy
caused by an objects vibrations
Light Energy
produced by the vibratons of electrically charged particles
Nuclear Energy
the energy associated with changes in the nucleus of an atom