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the theory of matter that describes the states of matter in terms of attractive forces and kinetic energy
kinetic theory
In all chemical and physical changes, matter is neither created nor destroyed.
Law of Mass Conservation
process used by plants to convert light energy into chemical energy
photosynthesis
using the force of light waves to propel objects through space
solar sailing
the SI unit of energy equal to 1 Newton-meter of work
joule (J)
energy that an object possesses because of its motion or its potential to move
mechanical energy
energy of position, or stored energy
potential energy
Energy can be changed from one form to another, but can neither be created nor destroyed.
Law of Conservation of Energy
a property that describes how matter will react and change in the presence of other kinds of matter
chemical property
energy associated with the flow of charged particles through a conductor
electrical energy
the ability to do work
energy
mass multiplied by velocity
momentum
energy stored in a magnet and its surrounding field
magnetic energy
the transportation of thermal energy without the use of matter
radiation
energy stored in the nucleus of an atom
nuclear energy
the principles that govern the way matter and energy are interchanged
conservation principles