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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.
energy
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
wave
is a disturbance that transfers energy
sound energy
energy carried by sound waves
radiant energy
the energy carried by electromagnetic waves
motion
is the process of changing position
reference point
a place or object used for comparison to determine if something is in motion
distance
is the total lengeth of your path
displacement
distance and direction of an object's change in position from the starting point
velocity
is the speed and direction of an objects motion
force
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
friction
is a contact force that resist the sliding motion between two objects
gravity
the force that pulls objects toward each other
balanced forces
equal forces acting on one object in opposite directions