Kinds & Forms of Energy

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potential energy

the energy of position or shape

kinetic energy

the energy of motion; kinetic energy depends on speed & mass

electrical energy

the energy of moving electrons

mechanical energy

the total energy of motion and position of an object

chemical energy

the energy of a compound that that changes as its atoms are rearranged to form new compounds

thermal (heat) energy

the total energy of the particles that make up an object

nuclear energy

the energy associated with changes in the nucleus of an atom

radiant (light) energy

the energy produced by the vibrations of electrically charged particles

acoustic (sound) energy

the energy caused by an objects vibrations

energy

the ability to do work

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