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8 terms

Energy Flashcard

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Kinetic
Energy due to motion
Potential
Stored energy due to the interactions between objects or particles
Thermal
The sum of the potential & kinetic energy of the particles that make up an object
Solar
The radiant energy emitted by the sun
Mechanical
Sum of the potential energy and the kinetic energy in a system
Work
The amount of energy used as a force moves an object over a distance
Electrical
Energy carried by an electric current
Chemical
That part of the energy in a substance that can be released by a chemical reaction