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Energy & Energy Transformations - Chapter Summary
Gain greater insight into electromagnetic waves, energy conservation, sound waves and more with help from this entertaining chapter. By reviewing our bite-sized lessons, you will have a quality understanding of energy and energy transformations that will enable you to:
- Share examples of energy transfer
- Apply the first law of thermodynamics to chemical and nuclear reactions and physical and biological processes
- Define and discuss the process of energy conservation
- Calculate specific heat capacity for different substances
- Discuss the relationship between electricity and magnetism
- List types and uses of sound waves
- Outline the properties of electromagnetic waves
- Identify and discuss types of light waves
This chapter is designed to accommodate individuals with a busy schedule. Enjoy around-the-clock access and the ability to review only the lessons you need to bolster your knowledge of energy and energy transformations. Any questions you develop while studying this chapter can be submitted to our experts via the Dashboard. Before taking your test, ensure you fully understand the lessons by taking the multiple-choice quizzes and practice exam.
1. Energy Transfer: Examples & Overview
Learn about energy and how the sun provides the energy needed to sustain life on Earth. Discover energy transfer and how energy is neither created nor destroyed, but moves from one place to another or changes from one form to another.
2. Applying the First Law of Thermodynamics to Reactions & Processes
In this lesson, we'll see how different forms of energy are related. We'll learn and apply the laws of conservation of mass and energy to chemical reactions, physical processes, nuclear reactions, and biological processes. A quiz will test your new knowledge.
3. What is Energy Conservation? - Definition, Process & Examples
This lesson will explain what the conservation of energy principle is and why it matters, using some real-life examples of how it works in our day-to-day lives. A short quiz will follow.
4. How to Calculate Specific Heat Capacity for Different Substances
This lesson describes specific heat capacity and explains how the specific heat capacity of water helps to maintain a relatively constant temperature in nature. Learn how to identify the specific heat capacity of other common materials and how to calculate specific heat capacity with an experiment.
5. Electricity & Magnetism: Definition & Relationship
Electricity and magnetism are two things that seem different, but actually have a lot in common. In this lesson, we'll define each of them, and then explore how they are really part of the same fundamental force of nature.
6. What are Sound Waves? - Definition, Types & Uses
This lesson will explain what sound waves are, discuss features of sound waves, and provide some examples and uses they have in everyday life. A short quiz will follow.
7. Electromagnetic Waves: Definition, Sources & Properties
In this lesson, learn the basics of electromagnetic waves and how they make up the electromagnetic spectrum. We will explore the major trends and categories within the spectrum, as well as the various sources of electromagnetic waves.
8. Light Waves: Definition, Types & Uses
This lesson will define electromagnetic waves, explaining the distinction between them and 'light waves.' We will also discuss the various kinds of waves in the electromagnetic spectrum and their uses. A short quiz will follow.
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