Ch 16: Types of Energy & Energy Transfers

About This Chapter

Everything around us is made up of energy, but how much do you know about energy types and transfers? This chapter will help you review details about these topics whether you are a physics student preparing for a test or an aspiring teacher studying to pass exams for educator licensing.

Types of Energy & Energy Transfers - Chapter Summary

From kinetic energy to heat transfer, this chapter covers many of the details you should know about energy types and transfers for testing or other purposes. You will review theories, definitions and examples pertaining to different types of energy.

You will also review mechanisms and the process of heat and energy transfer. After you have completed your study of this chapter, you should be able to:

  • Define and provide examples of kinetic and potential energy
  • Explain how energy manifests itself
  • Provide details about the process of energy transfer
  • Discuss the relationship between chemistry and energy
  • List the mechanisms of heat transfer and describe changes in heat and energy diagrams
  • Describe how fuel becomes heat energy
  • Identify the four states of matter and discuss the kinetic theory of matter

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9 Lessons in Chapter 16: Types of Energy & Energy Transfers
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Kinetic Energy: Examples & Definition

1. Kinetic Energy: Examples & Definition

Kinetic energy is a form of energy due to motion, and it varies depending on the mass and the speed of the object in motion. Explore the different types and the factors that affect kinetic energy.

What is Potential Energy? - Definition & Examples

2. What is Potential Energy? - Definition & Examples

Potential energy refers to the stored energy of an object at rest. Learn about the definition and examples of potential energy, the concept of storing energy, as well as the different types of potential energy.

How Energy Manifests Itself

3. How Energy Manifests Itself

Energy is the power all around us. There are several different ways that energy manifests itself. In this lesson, we'll learn about these different forms.

The Process of Energy Transfer

4. The Process of Energy Transfer

In this lesson you'll be learning about the process of energy transfer. We'll get a better understanding of what energy transfer is, and look at different scenarios in everyday life, like a roller coaster zooming down the track or the production of electricity at a power plant.

Enthalpy: Energy Transfer in Physical and Chemical Processes

5. Enthalpy: Energy Transfer in Physical and Chemical Processes

When energy is transferred during a chemical reaction, it is called enthalpy. Examine the changes that happen, the relationship to energy, heat, and temperature, exothermic and endothermic processes, and physical and chemical changes during enthalpy.

Changes in Heat and Energy Diagrams

6. Changes in Heat and Energy Diagrams

Temperature and heat are not the same. Learn about the definitions of both temperature and heat, as well as how energy relates to each, and visualize the differences and relationships between the two in the diagrams provided.

Mechanisms of Heat Transfer: Conduction, Convection & Radiation

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

The three mechanisms that transfer heat include conduction, which is why a coffee mug gets hot when filled; convection, which is when heat is transferred via liquids; and, radiation, which is when heat is transferred by electromagnetic waves. Learn more about the mechanisms of heat transfer and the mobility of heat.

How Fuel Becomes Heat Energy

8. How Fuel Becomes Heat Energy

Fuel powers cars, enhances a fire, and aids in a host of other reactions. Learn how this is achieved, or the process by which fuel becomes heat energy, through first learning what fuel is and how it forms.

The Kinetic Theory of Matter: Definition & The Four States of Matter

9. The Kinetic Theory of Matter: Definition & The Four States of Matter

The kinetic theory of matter states that all matter is comprised of minuscule particles in random motion, with space between each particle. Learn about the definition of the kinetic theory of matter, phase changes, and the four states of matter.

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