The meaning of energy and it’s seven forms.
Energy is the ability to cause and change. The capacity to perform work. An exertion of force. In all, it is the ability to make something happen. Energy forms are either kinetic or potential. Potential energy is stored energy and the energy of position while kinetic energy is motion
Seven forms of energy:
1. Nuclear Energy
Nuclear energy is stored in the nucleus of an atom. The energy that holds the nucleus together. The energy can be released when the nuclei are combined or split apart.
2. Radiant Energy
Radiant energy is the electromagnetic energy that travels in transverses waves. Radiant energy includes visible light, x-rays, gamma rays amd radio waves. Light is one type of radiant energy. Solar energy is an example of radiant energy.
3. Electrical Energy
Electrical energy is the movement of electrical charges. Everything is made of tiny particles called atoms. Electrical charges moving through a wire is called electricity. Lighting is an example of electrical energy.
4. Chemical Energy
Chemical energy is energy stored in the bonds of atoms and molecules. It is the energy that holds these particles together. Examples are biomass, petroleum, natural gas and propane.
5. Mechanical Energy
Mechanical energy relates to the movement of objects or its position in relation to gravity.
6. Sound Energy
Sound energy is the movement of energy through substances in longitudinal waves. Sound is produced when a force causes an object or substance to vibrate. The energy is transferred through the substance in a wave.
7. Thermal Energy
Thermal energy is the internal energy in substances. The vibration and movement of the atoms and molecules within substances. Geothermal energy is an example of thermal energy.
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