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Types of Energy Physics

CHEMICAL
CHEMICAL

The chemical energy in food is converted by the body into mechanical energy and heat. The chemical energy in coal is converted into electrical energy at a power plant. The chemical energy in a battery can also supply electrical power by means of electrolysis.

Dams and Rivers Generate Hydropower
Dams and Rivers Generate Hydropower

HYDRO-ELECTRIC POWER. Hydro-electric power plants convert the kinetic energy contained in falling water into electricity. The energy in flowing water is ultimately derived from the sun, and is therefore constantly being renewed. Energy contained in sunlight evaporates water from the oceans and deposits it on land in the form of rain.

ELASTIC
ELASTIC

Elastic potential energy is the energy stored in elastic materials as the result of their stretching or compressing. Elastic potential energy can be stored in rubber bands, bungee chords, trampolines, springs, an arrow drawn into a bow, etc.

Electrical
Electrical

Electrical energy is potential energy, which is energy stored in an object due to the object's position. Well, in terms of electrical energy, the object is the charged particle, and the position is the location of that charged particle within the electric field.

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Geothermal Energy Comes From the Earth's Crust
Geothermal Energy Comes From the Earth's Crust

Geothermal energy comes from deep inside the earth Source: Adapted from a National Energy Education Development Project graphic (public domain) The slow decay of radioactive particles in the earth's core, a process that happens in all rocks, produces geothermal energy. The earth's core is hotter than the sun's surface.

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Gravitational Potential
Gravitational Potential

Gravitational potential energy is the energy stored in an object as the result of its vertical position or height. The energy is stored as the result of the gravitational attraction of the Earth for the object.

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Heat (Thermal Energy)
Heat (Thermal Energy)

Thermal energy refers to the energy contained within a system that is responsible for its temperature. Heat is the flow of thermal energy. A whole branch of physics, thermodynamics, deals with how heat is transferred between different systems and how work is done in the process (see the 1ˢᵗ law of thermodynamics).

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Kinetic Energy is Found in Movement
Kinetic Energy is Found in Movement

Kinetic energy is a scalar quantity; it does not have a direction. Unlike velocity, acceleration, force, and momentum, the kinetic energy of an object is completely described by magnitude alone. Like work and potential energy, the standard metric unit of measurement for kinetic energy is the Joule.

Light
Light

Light energy is a type of kinetic energy that consists of waves. It results from electromagnetic radiation and is the only form of energy visible to the human... Light energy is a type of kinetic energy that consists of waves.

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Magnetic
Magnetic

Magnetic energy is the energy within a magnetic field. This energy results in various metals either repelling or attracting each... Magnetic energy is the energy within a magnetic field.

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MOTION
MOTION

In physics, motion is a change in position of an object over time. Motion is described in terms of displacement, distance, velocity, acceleration, time, and speed. Motion of a body is observed by attaching a frame of reference to an observer and measuring the change in position of the body relative to that frame.

NUCLEAR
NUCLEAR

Nuclear fission is the main process generating nuclear energy. Radioactive decay of both fission products and transuranic elements formed in a reactor yield heat even after fission has ceased. Fission reactions may be moderated to increase fission, or unmoderated to breed further fuel.

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Solar Energy Comes From the sun
Solar Energy Comes From the sun

Backwards Physics Experiment Could Help Solar Panels of the Future Stop Wasting Energy From the Sun

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Sound
Sound

Sound energy is a form of energy that is associated with the vibrations of matter. This energy is a mechanical wave, so it needs a transmission medium to pass through, such as air and water. Although sound vibrations produce energy, the total amount of energy for even very loud sounds is minimal. A ...

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THERMAL ENERGY AND TEMPERATURE
THERMAL ENERGY AND TEMPERATURE

Thermal energy refers to the energy contained within a system that is responsible for its temperature. Heat is the flow of thermal energy. A whole branch of physics, thermodynamics, deals with how heat is transferred between different systems and how work is done in the process (see the 1ˢᵗ law of thermodynamics).

Wind Turbines
Wind Turbines

Power in the Wind. Although a wind energy system’s final objective is to generate energy, it is more convenient to describe its size in terms of power. The relationship between power and energy is a simple one—energy is power multiplied by time. This is why power is defined in watts and energy in watt-hours.

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