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Flashcards - Praxis Middle School Science: Energy

Flashcards - Praxis Middle School Science: Energy
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potential energy
In physics, potential energy is energy possessed by a body by virtue of its position relative to others, stresses within itself, electric charge, and other factors
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kinetic energy
In physics, the kinetic energy of an object is the energy that it possesses due to its motion
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system
A system is a set of interacting or interdependent component parts forming a complex/intricate whole
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mechanical energy
In the physical sciences, mechanical energy is the sum of potential energy and kinetic energy
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mechanical energy
In the physical sciences, mechanical energy is the sum of potential energy and kinetic energy
system
A system is a set of interacting or interdependent component parts forming a complex/intricate whole
kinetic energy
In physics, the kinetic energy of an object is the energy that it possesses due to its motion
potential energy
In physics, potential energy is energy possessed by a body by virtue of its position relative to others, stresses within itself, electric charge, and other factors
microwaves
Microwaves are a form of electromagnetic radiation with wavelengths ranging from one meter to one millimeter; with frequencies between 300 MHz and 300 GHz
visible light
The visible spectrum is the portion of the electromagnetic spectrum that is visible to the human eye
electromagnetic spectrum
The electromagnetic spectrum is the collective term for all known frequencies and their linked wavelengths of the known photons
work
In physics, a force is said to do work if, when acting there is a displacement of the point of application in the direction of the force

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