Intro to Physics: Thermal Energy
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Related to the average kinetic energy of an objects atoms or molecules
The total energy of a substance. The sum of kinetic and potential energies for the atoms in a substance.
The transfer of thermal energy from an object with a high temperature to an object with a low temperature
the heat required to raise the temperature of one gram of a substance one degree centigrade
transfer of thermal energy through matter by direct contact of particles
The transfer of thermal energy by the motion of heated particles in a fluid such as liquid or gas. Occurs through currents
Transfer of thermal energy through electromagnetic waves which can be absorbed or reflected when it strikes a material.
Material that does not let heat flow through it easily.
energy from the sun used to generate electrical energy
An increase in the (blank) of an object will increase the amount of thermal energy it gives off
An increase in the average kinetic energy of the particles in a substance causes an (blank) in temperature
Water has a relatively (blank) specific heat
Which type of material has the best conductivity to it, solids, liqids, or gases?
The form of energy transfer that doesnt require a medium to move through.
The law of conservation of (blank) states: energy is not created nor destroyed only converted in form.
A heating system that uses a fan to move warm air
A (Blank) system uses hot vapor is forced through pipes and a radiator to heat a home
(blank) solar heating systems use a large tank of water that is heated by the sun
(blank) solar heating systems use southern facing windowns to heat a home
all matter is made up of (blank) that are in a constant state of motion.
Materials that allow heat to be transfered through them easily are called..
materials that do not allow heat energy to flow through them are called...
an (blank) heating system uses electricity to heat a coil which heats a room.