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potential energy

the energy associated with position or the arrangement of parts

kinetic energy

the energy associated with motion

conservation of energy

a principle in science:energy can change form, but it cannot be created or destroyed


the push or pull of one object on another


a force applied to an object causing it to move

thermal energy

energy associated with the random motion of particles in matter


a measure of how much thermal energy is in matter


a measure of the amount of thermal energy transferred between two objects having different temperatures


the transfer of thermal energy through solids


the transfer of thermal energy through liquids or gases


the transfer of energy by waves


matter that promotes the transfer of thermal energy


matter that slows down the transfer of thermal energy

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