4.5C Energy, Conductors, Insulators, and Electrical Circuits
chemical energy - potential energy stored in chemical bonds of molecules.
combustion - the process of burning a fuel
elastic potential energy - the potential energy associated with objects that can be stretched or compressed
electrical energy - The energy of electric charges
electromagnetic energy - A form of energy that travels through space as waves
energy - the ability to do work
energy transformation - A change from one form of energy to another
fossil fuel - fuel created from remains of plants and animals over millions of years
gravitational potential energy - potential energy that depends upon an object's height
kinetic energy - the energy an object has due to its motion
law of conservation of energy - Energy cannot be created or destroyed.
matter - anything that has mass and takes up space
mechanical energy - kinetic or potential energy associated with the motion or position of an object
nuclear energy - the potential energy stored in the nucleus of an atom
potential energy - stored energy that results from the position or shape of an object
thermal energy - the total kinetic and potential energy of all the particles in a substance.