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Ch 15: 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

Access these short lessons at any time, from any device, and even print transcripts for quick reference purposes. Use self-assessment quizzes to measure how much you have learned from each lesson. Track your progress through the chapter using your handy Dashboard.

9 Lessons in Chapter 15: Types of Energy & Energy Transfers
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Kinetic Energy: Examples & Definition

1. Kinetic Energy: Examples & Definition

To knock down a set of bowling pins, what must be true about the bowling ball? It must be moving! This lesson discusses the energy perspective of this simple truth: kinetic energy.

What is Potential Energy? - Definition & Examples

2. 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.

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

This video explores the relationship between chemistry and energy. We learn the general properties of energy and the concepts of temperature and heat. We will learn about energy flow and consider the enthalpy change during chemical reactions.

Changes in Heat and Energy Diagrams

6. Changes in Heat and Energy Diagrams

Did you know that temperature and heat are not the same thing? Did you know that the temperature of water doesn't change when it boils? This lesson describes the relationship between heat and temperature. Diagrams are used to illustrate the relationship between heat and temperature during phase changes.

Mechanisms of Heat Transfer: Conduction, Convection & Radiation

7. 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.

How Fuel Becomes Heat Energy

8. How Fuel Becomes Heat Energy

When we burn wood, coal, or gas, we create heat. But where did that heat come from? Learn how fuel becomes heat energy, then test your knowledge with a quiz.

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

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

Everything on Earth is made of matter, but that matter isn't always the same. Matter can exist in four different phases, and the kinetic theory of matter helps us understand the differences between those phases.

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