science vocab 1-14-14

  1. Energy Conversion
    is the process of changing one form of energy to another
  2. Law of Conversion of Energy
    the fundamental principle of physics that the total energy of an isolated system is constant despite internal changes
  3. Friction
    is a force that acts in an opposite direction to movement
  4. Renewable Resources
    any natural resources (as wood or solar energy)
  5. Non-Renewable Resources
    Resources that can't be renewed (as Fossil fuels and Petroleum
  6. Energy
    the ability to do work
  7. Kinetic Energy
    is the energy of motion
  8. Potential Energy
    the energy that an object has because of the position, shape, or condition of the object
  9. Mechanical Energy
    the amount of work an object can do because of the object's kinetic and potential energies
  10. Gravitational Potential Energy
    is energy an object possesses because of its position in a gravitational field.
  11. Elastic Potential Energy
    is the energy stored in an object as the result of its vertical position or height
  12. Thermal Energy
    the kinetic energy of a substance's atoms
  13. Chemical Energy
    that part of the energy in a substance that can be released by a chemical reaction
  14. Electrical Energy
    energy made available by the flow of electric charge through a conductor
  15. Sound Energy
    The difference between the total energy and the energy which would exist if no sound waves were present
  16. Light energy
    is a form of energy that is associated with visible light
  17. Nuclear Energy
    the energy released during nuclear fission or fusion, esp. when used to generate electricity.
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science vocab 1-14-14
science vocab 1-14-14