Ch 12: Foundations of Energy & Heat

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9 Lessons in Chapter 12: Foundations of Energy & Heat
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Positron: Definition, Symbol & Production

1. Positron: Definition, Symbol & Production

In this lesson, you will learn about anti-matter and the positron. You will learn how positrons are produced, the symbol for a positron, and some common uses.

Thermal Equilibrium: Definition, Formula & Example

2. Thermal Equilibrium: Definition, Formula & Example

In this lesson, you will learn what thermal equilibrium is, discover an equation that relates to thermal equilibrium, and go over an example of its use. A short quiz will follow.

Thermal Expansion: Definition, Equation & Examples

3. Thermal Expansion: Definition, Equation & Examples

In this lesson, you will learn what thermal expansion is and discover an equation for calculating how much different materials expand. You'll look at a number of examples of thermal expansion. A short quiz will follow.

What Is a Renewable Energy Source? - Definition & Example

4. What Is a Renewable Energy Source? - Definition & Example

Right now, you are using electricity to power your computer. Most of our power comes from nonrenewable sources that can run out. In this lesson, learn about the many types of renewable energy sources that will never run out and could be used instead.

What is Entropy? - Definition, Law & Formula

5. What is Entropy? - Definition, Law & Formula

In this lesson, you will learn the definition of entropy and discover how it can be applied to everyday situations. You will explore the second law of thermodynamics which is where entropy is introduced, and you will examine the formula for entropy and find out how to use it in a variety of instances.

What Is Geothermal Energy? - Definition, Advantages & Disadvantages

6. What Is Geothermal Energy? - Definition, Advantages & Disadvantages

In this lesson, we will learn about geothermal energy, including how we capture it and use it. We will discuss the pros and cons of exploiting geothermal energy sources.

What is Heat Energy? - Facts & Calculation

7. What is Heat Energy? - Facts & Calculation

In this lesson, you will learn about heat and that heat is a form of energy. You will learn about the properties of heat and the equations that will help you calculate heat in a variety of situations.

What is Heat? - Definition & Explanation

8. What is Heat? - Definition & Explanation

In this lesson, you will learn the definition of heat and find out how it differs from temperature. You will also explore practical applications of heat such as expansion, thermodynamics, heat transfer, specific heat, phase transitions, and heat engines.

What is Potential Energy? - Definition & Examples

9. What is Potential Energy? - Definition & Examples

All great educators and parents inspire us to reach our potential - to discover parts of us yet to be realized. Potential energy in science is not much different. This lesson explores the concept of energy that has the potential to do work.

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