Chapter 3 - Chapter 3 Kinetic energy: K= mv^2 V= velocity...

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Chapter 3 Kinetic energy: K= ½ mv^2 V= velocity Vector quantity But V^2 is a number therefore direction (vector) doesn’t matter Potential energy Chemical energy: energy stored within the structural units of chemical substances Electrostatic energy: potential energy that results from the interaction of charged particles U=U(r ) Law of conservation of energy Energy can neither be created nor destroyed Kinetic and potential energy are interconvertible – one can be converted to the other Energy is transferred through heat and work The nature of light Wave particle duality An electromagnetic wave has both an electric field component and a magnetic component The electric and magnetic components have the same frequency wave length Electromagnetic Radiation The speed of light (c ) through a vacuum is constant C = 2.99792458 x 10^8 m/s rounded to 3.00x10^8 m/s Wavelength Wave nature of light
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Chapter 3 - Chapter 3 Kinetic energy: K= mv^2 V= velocity...

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