10.12.06 - electromagnetic energy o Stored in...

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electromagnetic energy o Stored in electromagnetic waves or radiation. Energy is released when the waves are absorbed by a surface. Thermal energy- heat o Kinetic energy of the disordered motion and vibrations of molecules and atoms that make up matter o Geothermal power plants- transform heat from the Earth’s inner interior into usable energy Nuclear energy o Energy stored in the bonds which hold together the nucleus of an atom Mass is a form of energy o Small change in mass results in very large change in energy because the speed of light(c) is so large o Release of stored nuclear energy(like in the sun) is governed by this relation o Weapons of mass destruction Thermodynamics o Study of the movement of thermal energy(but includes other forms of energy and work) Heat o Energy that moves from a warm to a cold object. Measured by temperature changes in an object- “flow of thermal energy” o How does energy move from one place to another? Conduction(molecules/atoms vibration and collision
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