Kinetic Energy summary

  • discussion summary practice problems

    Kinetic energy

    • is the energy associated with motion
  • Types and subtypes of kinetic energy
    • Mechanical energy is associated with macroscopic objects.
      • Kinetic and mechanical energy are often synonymous.
    • Heat is associated with the statistically random motion of microscopic particles (molecules, atoms, ions, etc.)
      • Heat is dealt with in several sections in this book.
    • Electric energy is associated with the bulk flow of charged particles.
      • Electric energy is discussed in the chapter on electric power in this book.
    • The energy transferred by electromagnetic radiation is associated with…
      • a propagating disturbance of electric and magnetic fields (classical physics)
      • the motion of photons (modern physics)
  • General Equation

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