Mr. L - 8G Samantha G - Ch 15 Energy
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The ability to do work
The energy an object has due to its motion
Energy that is stored as a result of position or shape
gravitational potential energy
Potential energy that depends upon an object's height above a reference point.
elastic potential energy
The potential energy of an object that is stretched or compressed.
The energy associated with the motion and position of everyday objects.
The total potential and kinetic energy of all the particles in an object.
The energy stored in chemical bonds.
The energy associated with electric charges.
A form of energy consisting of changing electric and magnetic fields.
The energy stored in atomic nuclei.
The process of changing energy from one form to another.
nonrenewable energy resources
A source of energy that exists in limited quantities and once used, cannot be replaced except over a course of millions of years.
Rich deposits of hydrocarbon mixtures that formed from the remains of organisms.
renewable energy resources
A source of energy that can be replaced in a relatively short period of time.
Energy obtained from flowing water.
Sunlight that is converted into usable energy.
Thermal energy beneath Earth's surface.
The chemical energy stored in living things.
hydrogen fuel cell
A cell that generates electricity from a controlled reaction between hydrogen and oxygen.
The practice of finding ways to use less energy or to use energy more efficiently.