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Unformatted text preview: Hybrid and Electric Automobiles The fuel cell shown here is The fuel cell shown here is based on the combination based on the combination reaction: reaction: H H 2 + O + O 2 → → H H 2 O O Definitions Definitions Thermodynamics Thermodynamics → → The study of energy and it’s transformations. Thermochemistry Thermochemistry → → The thermodynamics of chemical reactions. Energy Energy → → The capacity to do work or transfer heat. Work Work → → The energy required to move an object against an opposing force. W = F × d Heat Heat → → Derived from the movements of atoms and molecules (including vibrations and rotations). Types of Energy Types of Energy Kinetic Energy Kinetic Energy → → The energy of motion, energy in action. E k = (1/2)mv 2 Potential Energy Potential Energy → → The energy of position, stored energy....
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