kevin horne

kinetic energy

The energy possessed by a body because of its motion, equal to one half the mass of the body times the square of its speed

potential energy

is associated with a set of forces that act on a body in a way thatdepends only on the body's position in space.

chemical energy

that part of the energy in a substance that can be releasedby a chemical reaction

gravitational energy

The energy that a system of particles has by virtue of their positions, equal to the work that must be done against gravitational forces to assemble the particles from some reference configuration,