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potintial energy

is stored energy due to the interaction between objects

chemical energy

the energy stored in the chemical bonds of a substance

nuclear energy

The potential energy stored in the nucleus of an atom.


the ability to cause change

kinetic energy

energy due to motion

electric energy

the energy in a electric current

mechanical energy

the sum of the potental energy and the kinetic energy in a system

thermal energy

is the sum of the kinetic energy and the potental energy


is a disturbance that transfers energy

sound energy

energy carried by sound waves

radiant energy

the energy carried by electromagnetic waves


is the process of changing position

reference point

a place or object used for comparison to determine if something is in motion


is the total lengeth of your path


distance and direction of an object's change in position from the starting point


is the speed and direction of an objects motion


a push or a pull

contact force

is a push or a pull aplied by one object

noncontact force

a force that pushes or pulls an object without touching it


is a contact force that resist the sliding motion between two objects


the force that pulls objects toward each other

balanced forces

equal forces acting on one object in opposite directions

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