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Unformatted text preview: ENERGY Conservation of Energy Energy can readily change form, going from nuclear energy, to heat to light, to chemical energy, while being shifted from one chemical to another, to mechanical energy and heat, to energy of motion (kinetic), and finally, to heat Eating oatmeal suns nuclear energy beamed to us via sunlight, captured by oats through photosynthesis, stored as starch, broken down by digestion, into sugar, stored again by us as glycogen and fat, released into blood from storage or the gut to be turned into mechanical energy and heat by muscles, to become the kinetic energy of your running body, and lastly, to heat the air via the wind of your movement All biological energy comes from chemical energy stored in food, which comes from photosynthesis, and ultimately from the sun Energy is measured in calories 1000 calories = 1 kilocalorie...
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This note was uploaded on 03/16/2012 for the course NUTR SCI 132 taught by Professor Anderson during the Fall '09 term at Wisconsin.
- Fall '09