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Energy. What is Energy?. Energy is the ability to cause change Any time you move, or move something you are using energy. Forms of Energy. What are some forms of energy? Electrical – energy in the form of moving electrons Chemical – energy from a chemical reaction Thermal – energy of heat

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What is energy
What is Energy?

  • Energy is the ability to cause change

  • Any time you move, or move something you are using energy


Forms of energy
Forms of Energy

  • What are some forms of energy?

  • Electrical – energy in the form of moving electrons

  • Chemical – energy from a chemical reaction

  • Thermal – energy of heat

  • Radiant – the energy of electromagnetic waves including light, gamma rays, microwaves


Converting energy
Converting Energy

  • Energy can be converted between it’s different forms

  • Radiant Energy is converted to chemical energy through photosynthesis





Kinetic energy
Kinetic Energy lightbulb.

  • Kinetic energy is the energy of movement

  • KE = ½ mv2

  • m is the mass of an object, v is the velocity of an object

  • Standard units – kg m2/s2 or Joules (J)


Example
Example lightbulb.

  • A jogger who’s mass is 60 kg is moving at 3 m/s, what is the jogger’s kinetic energy?

  • m = 60 kg, v = 3 m/s

  • KE = 1/2(60kg)(3 m/s)2 = 270 J


Example1
Example lightbulb.

  • A car moving at a speed of 20 m/s has a KE of 300,000 J. What is the car’s mass?


Example2
Example lightbulb.

  • A sprinter has a mass of 62.5 kg and a KE of 4000 J. What is the sprinter’s velocity?


Potential energy
Potential Energy lightbulb.

  • Potential energy is stored energy

  • 5 Types of Potential Energy

  • Elastic

  • Chemical

  • Electrical

  • Nuclear

  • Gravitational


Elastic
Elastic lightbulb.

  • Elastic Potential Energy is energy stored by something that can stretch or compress


Chemical
Chemical lightbulb.

  • Chemical Potential Energy is the energy stored in the chemical bonds between atoms.


Electrical
Electrical lightbulb.

  • Electrical Potential Energy is the energy due to the position of an electric charge


Nuclear
Nuclear lightbulb.

  • Nuclear Potential Energy is the energy stored in the nucleus of an atom

  • If you could release all of the nuclear potential energy in you body, you could power the United States for 6 years.


Gravitational
Gravitational lightbulb.

  • Gravitational Potential Energy is energy stored due to an object’s position above the Earth’s surface


Formula for gravitational potential energy
Formula for lightbulb.Gravitational Potential Energy

  • PE = mgh

  • m is the mass of an object, g is the acceleration due to gravity, h is the height above the Earth

  • Standard units – kg m2/s2 or Joules (J)


Example3
Example lightbulb.

  • A 65 kg rock climber climbs a cliff. What is the climber’s potential energy when she is 35 m above the base of the cliff?

  • m=65 kg, h=35m, g=9.8 m/s2

  • PE = mgh = (65kg)( 9.8 m/s2)(35m) = 22295 J


Example4
Example lightbulb.

  • What is the mass of a hiker 200 m above the ground if her GPE is 117600 J?


Example5
Example lightbulb.

  • Find the height of a baseball with a mass of .15kg and has a GPE of 73.5 J?


Kinetic or potential
Kinetic or Potential lightbulb.

  • a moving skateboard,

  • a rock at the edge of a cliff,

  • an unconnected battery,

  • a baseball being pitched,

  • a gallon of gas,

  • a stretched rubber band,

  • a moving car,

  • a person climbing stairs

  • a pizza


Energy can change forms
Energy can change forms lightbulb.

  • What happens when you turn on a lightbulb?

  • What happens to the lightbulb if you leave it on for a long time?


Conversions
Conversions lightbulb.

  • Mechanical energy is the total amount of kinetic and potential energy in a system.

  • ME = KE + PE


Law of conservation of energy
Law of Conservation of Energy lightbulb.

  • Law of Conservation of Energy – energy can not be created or destroyed, only transformed.


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