Physical Science concepts in action chapter 15 vocabulary
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The ability to do work.
The energy of motion.
The energy that is stored as a result of position or shape.
Gravitational Potential Energy
Potential energy that depends upon an object's height.
Elastic Potential Energy
The potential energy that is stretched or compressed .
The energy associated with the motion and position of everyday objects.
The total potential energy and kinetic energy of all the microscopic particles in an object.
Is the energy that is stored in chemical bonds.
Is the energy associated with electric charges.
Is a form of energy that travels through space in the form of waves.
The energy stored in atomic nuclei.
The process of changing energy from one form to another.
Nonrenewable Energy Resources
It exists in limited quantities, and once used, cannot be replaced expect over the course of millions of years.
Oil, natural gas, and coal are examples because they were formed underground from the remains of once living organisms.
Renewable Energy Recourses
Recourses 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 the Earth's surface.
The chemical energy stored in living things.
Hydrogen Fuel Cells
Generates electricity by reacting hydrogen with oxogen.
Finding ways to to use less energy or to use energy more efficiently.
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