Ch 6: Relationships Between Matter & Energy

About This Chapter

Go over this chapter's text and video lessons to learn about the relationships between matter and energy. These lessons teach you important physics laws and concepts, including the laws of thermodynamics, temperature conversion and mechanisms of heat transfer.

Relationships Between Matter & Energy - Chapter Summary

One of the most significant subjects in the scientific field of physics is the specific type of relationships between matter and energy. Given the importance of this subject to understanding physics as a whole, you can study up on scientific laws and concepts relevant to the relationships between matter and energy by reading or watching the text and video lessons included in this chapter.

These lessons are a great way to learn the often-difficult topics related to the laws of thermodynamics, matter and energy. Learn about the difference between heat and temperature and see how to convert between Kelvin, Celsius and Fahrenheit. Additional lessons cover heat transfer and capacity and another focuses on states of matter. Additional topics you can study in this chapter include:

  • The first and second laws of thermodynamics
  • Law of conservation of matter
  • The relationship between kinetic and potential energy
  • Types of energy
  • Energy transformations
  • Physical and chemical properties of matter and changes to matter
  • Temperature units and conversion
  • Thermal energy and calcualting heat capacity
  • Conduction, convection and radiation heat transfers

When you complete each of the lessons, answer the questions found in the chapter's practice quizzes and final exam to see how well you have understood these topics. You can also get more information or clarification by submitting a question to our experts.

14 Lessons in Chapter 6: Relationships Between Matter & Energy
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First Law of Thermodynamics: Law of Conservation of Energy

1. 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

2. 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.

Law of Conservation of Matter: Definition & Matter

3. Law of Conservation of Matter: Definition & Matter

In this lesson, we'll learn the definition of the Law of Conservation of Mass, sometimes called the Conservation of Matter. This lesson explores the discovery of this important principle and covers a few examples of how it works.

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.

What are the Different Types of Energy?

5. What are the Different Types of Energy?

Energy is one of the most fundamental concepts in many scientific fields. Learn more about its different types, subsequently testing your knowledge with a quiz.

Energy Transformation: Definition, Types & Examples

6. Energy Transformation: Definition, Types & Examples

In this lesson, you will learn about the different kinds of energy and how these types of energy can be transformed from one form to another. You will also learn about some uses of these energy transformations in everyday life.

Matter: Physical and Chemical Properties

7. Matter: Physical and Chemical Properties

How are substances identified? There are two major ways we can describe a substance: physical properties and chemical properties. Learn about how chemists use properties to classify matter as either a mixture or a pure substance.

States of Matter and Chemical Versus Physical Changes to Matter

8. States of Matter and Chemical Versus Physical Changes to Matter

The world around us is constantly changing. Chemists put those changes into two main categories: physical changes and chemical changes. This lesson will define and provide examples of each.

Converting Celsius to Fahrenheit and Back

9. Converting Celsius to Fahrenheit and Back

Watch this video lesson to learn how you can switch between Fahrenheit and Celsius measurements of temperature. This will help when you visit the doctor and when you travel to different countries.

Temperature Units: Converting Between Kelvin and Celsius

10. Temperature Units: Converting Between Kelvin and Celsius

Have you ever wondered what the lowest possible temperature is? In this lesson, you will learn what temperature measures. You will also be introduced to the Kelvin scale (an absolute scale) and learn how it relates to the Celsius scale.

Comparing Heat & Temperature

11. Comparing Heat & Temperature

Heat and temperature aren't the same thing, contrary to everyday usage. Learn about the differences between the two concepts in science. Test your understanding with a quiz.

What is Thermal Energy? - Definition & Examples

12. What is Thermal Energy? - Definition & Examples

This lesson defines and identifies examples of thermal energy everywhere from your kitchen to the Earth's core. We'll discuss geothermal energy, a renewable energy source, as well.

How to Calculate Specific Heat Capacity for Different Substances

13. 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.

Mechanisms of Heat Transfer: Conduction, Convection & Radiation

14. Mechanisms of Heat Transfer: Conduction, Convection & Radiation

There are three main ways that heat is transferred between substances or objects. In this video lesson you'll learn about each one, and identify the differences between them.

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