Types of Energy
By: Nathaniel Parson
What is Energy?
Energy is the ability to do work or cause change. The following are examples of different forms of energy.
What is Mechanical Energy?
Mechanical Energy is energy associated with the position and motion of an object. This energy is the sum of its potential and kinetic energy.
What is Thermal Energy?
Thermal Energy has to do with particles of objects. To find an objects thermal energy, you add the potential and kinetic energy within its particles.
What is Electrical Energy?
Electrical Energy also has to do with the particles of objects. But an objects electric energy is the amount of energy in all the electric charges within the object.
What is Chemical Energy?
Chemical Energy has to do with the potential energy stored in the chemical bonds of that hold chemical compounds together.
What is Nuclear Energy?
Nuclear Energy is a type of potential energy that is stored in the nucleus of an atom. It is released during a nuclear reaction.
What is Electromagnetic Energy?
Electromagnetic energy is simply energy that travels in waves. These waves have both electrical and magnetic properties.