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Kinetic Energy
Energy resulting from motion
Elastic Energy

Stored in a stretched spring, can do work when released
Energy


The ability to do work




Joule


Unit of energy and of work




Chemical Energy


Stored in the food we eat, gives us energy, cars run on it




Mechanical Energy
Combined energy of an object due to position or motion

Potential Energy

Energy resulting from position (stored energy)
Nuclear Energy

Energy stored in the nucleus or an atom, hydrogen bomb



Position


Location of an object



Reference Point


Location to which you compare other locations




Motion


A change in position over time




Speed

The measure of how far something moves in a given amount of time

Velocity
The measure of speed in a certain/specific direction

Force

A push or a pull

Net Force

Combination of all forces acting on an object

Inertia

The tendency of an object to resist any change in motion
Gravity

The force of attraction between objects due to their mass
Free Fall

Gravity pulls an object and no other force is acting on the object
Orbit

The path an object travels around another object in space