10 terms

Kinds & Forms of Energy

potential energy
the energy of position or shape
kinetic energy
the energy of motion; kinetic energy depends on speed & mass
electrical energy
the energy of moving electrons
mechanical energy
the total energy of motion and position of an object
chemical energy
the energy of a compound that that changes as its atoms are rearranged to form new compounds
thermal (heat) energy
the total energy of the particles that make up an object
nuclear energy
the energy associated with changes in the nucleus of an atom
radiant (light) energy
the energy produced by the vibrations of electrically charged particles
acoustic (sound) energy
the energy caused by an objects vibrations
the ability to do work