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NCFE Review: Transforming Energy

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Kinetic Energy
the energy an object has due to its motion
Potential Energy
stored energy that results from the shape or position of an object
Mechanical Energy
the combined potential and kinetic energy of an object; an object's ability to do work
Work
the result of a force causing an object to move a certain distance; calculated using the formula "force times distance."
Energy Transformation
the change of energy from one form to another form
Thermal Energy
heat energy, the total energy of motion in the particles of a substance
Energy Transfer
when energy moves from one object to another without changing form
Temperature
the average kinetic energy of the particles of a substance
Heat
the transfer of thermal energy from the particles of one substance to the particles of another substance
Light
electromagnetic radiation
Sound
A disturbance that travels through a substance as a longitudinal wave
Electricity
a form of energy caused by the movement of electrons
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