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The ability to do work or cause change
*Work = to exert a force on an object and move it (force x distance)
Law of Conservation of Energy
Energy cannot be created or destroyed; it can only be converted from one form to another.
The sum of all the kinetic energies (mass and velocity) of all the
molecules of an object.
The movement of heat from one object to another by molecular collision (physical contact). Energy transferred through direct contact.
The SUM of ALL the kinetic energies of all the molecules of an object.
This is the energy that flows as a result of a difference in temperature.
The AVERAGE kinetic energy of the molecules of an object.
The device used to measure temperature.
Temperature is measured using Celsius or Kelvin.
Objects that do NOT easily transfer thermal energy
Objects that can transfer thermal energy easily
Heat is transferred by the movement of particles
Transfers heat by transverse waves or electromagnetic waves
The temperature where molecular motion stops and is the lowest possible temperature.
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