Ch 29: Michigan Merit Exam: Energy in Physics

About This Chapter

This chapter, Energy in Physics, was designed to help you prepare for the physics portion of the Michigan Merit Exam. The engaging video lessons come with practice quizzes and exams that enable you to test your information retention.

Michigan Merit Exam: Energy in Physics - Chapter Summary

Explore the theories that explain the behavior of energy, types of energy, work, and energy transfer with these lessons on physics. Topics covered in the engaging video lessons include:

  • Energy transfer
  • Work and energy
  • Kinetic and potential energy
  • Types of potential energy
  • First law of thermodynamics
  • Second law of thermodynamics

The structure of these lessons maximizes comprehension and retention with a multiple-exposure approach. View the video lessons as many times as needed or search by topic with the interactive video timeline feature. Read the written transcript to look at the information a different way and use the lesson quizzes and practice exams to become familiar with the types of questions you are likely to be answering.

Michigan Merit Exam: Energy in Physics Chapter Objectives

The Michigan Merit Exam is an umbrella term for multiple tests that are given by the state of Michigan every spring to gauge the academic achievement of their 11th-grade population. This chapter is relevant to one of these tests, the computer-based M-Step science exam for which there is no official time limit.

8 Lessons in Chapter 29: Michigan Merit Exam: Energy in Physics
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
Energy Transfer: Examples & Overview

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.

Work: Definition, Characteristics, and Examples

2. Work: Definition, Characteristics, and Examples

Pushing a wall all day may feel like work, but unless you get that wall moving you're not doing any work according to the rules of physics. In this video lesson, you'll learn how work is defined as well as how to calculate the amount of work done on an object.

Work-Energy Theorem: Definition and Application

3. Work-Energy Theorem: Definition and Application

Work and energy are closely related in physics. In this lesson, you'll learn what that relationship is as well as how we can apply it to various situations.

Kinetic Energy to Potential Energy: Relationship in Different Energy Types

4. Kinetic Energy to Potential Energy: Relationship in Different Energy Types

This video defines and describes kinetic and potential energy. You'll learn how different types of energy can be classified as potential and kinetic. You'll also find out how kinetic and potential energy are transformed.

Gravitational Potential Energy: Definition, Formula & Examples

5. Gravitational Potential Energy: Definition, Formula & Examples

In this lesson, you will learn what gravitational potential is, the equation we use to calculate it, and how to use that equation. We'll look at some real-life examples so you can see how it works. A short quiz will follow.

Elastic Potential Energy: Definition, Formula & Examples

6. Elastic Potential Energy: Definition, Formula & Examples

Discover what elastic potential energy is and the types of objects that can have it. Then learn how we find the formula for elastic potential energy using a spring.

First Law of Thermodynamics: Law of Conservation of Energy

7. First Law of Thermodynamics: Law of Conservation of Energy

This video describes the first law of thermodynamics. Several examples of the application of this law are discussed. The significance of the law and its practical application are discussed as well.

Second Law of Thermodynamics: Entropy and Systems

8. Second Law of Thermodynamics: Entropy and Systems

In this lesson, we'll learn about the second law of thermodynamics. By studying this law, you'll understand how energy works and why we're all moving towards eventual chaos and disorder.

Chapter Practice Exam
Test your knowledge of this chapter with a 30 question practice chapter exam.
Not Taken
Practice Final Exam
Test your knowledge of the entire course with a 50 question practice final exam.
Not Taken

Earning College Credit

Did you know… We have over 200 college courses that prepare you to earn credit by exam that is accepted by over 1,500 colleges and universities. You can test out of the first two years of college and save thousands off your degree. Anyone can earn credit-by-exam regardless of age or education level.

To learn more, visit our Earning Credit Page

Transferring credit to the school of your choice

Not sure what college you want to attend yet? Study.com has thousands of articles about every imaginable degree, area of study and career path that can help you find the school that's right for you.

Other Chapters

Other chapters within the Michigan Merit Exam - Science: Test Prep & Practice course

Support