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Unit 3 EnergyandWork. Energy Energy is the ability to do work Energy is all around us There are two basic kinds of energy.

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1 Unit 3 EnergyandWork

2 Energy Energy is the ability to do work Energy is all around us There are two basic kinds of energy

3 The two basic kinds of energy: Potential energy Kinetic energy

4 Potential Energy Potential energy is stored energy There are two types of potential energy –Chemical potential energy –Gravitational potential energy

5 Chemical Potential Energy Chemical potential energy is energy that can be released as the result of a chemical reaction –Ex. Matches, food, gasoline

6 Gravitational Potential Energy Gravitational potential energy is also known as energy of position Gravitational potential energy depends on an objects weight and height

7 Kinetic Energy Kinetic energy is energy of motion A moving object has kinetic energy

8 Kinetic Energy Kinetic energy depends on speed and mass –The faster an object is moving, the greater its kinetic energy –The greater an objects mass, the greater its kinetic energy

9 Forms of Energy There are five main forms of energy –Mechanical Energy –Electromagnetic Energy –Heat Energy –Chemical Energy –Nuclear Energy

10 Mechanical Energy The energy in moving things –Includes sound

11 Electromagnetic Energy Energy in moving electrons –Includes electricity and light

12 Heat Energy Energy in moving particles of matter –The faster a particle moves, the more heat energy it has –All things contain some heat energy

13 Chemical Energy Energy that holds particles of matter together –Energy in fuel such as wood or coal is chemical energy

14 Nuclear Energy Energy stored in the nuclei of atoms –Heat and light from the sun are produced from nuclear energy

15 Energy Energy can change from one form to another –When energy changes form, some of the energy is always changed into heat energy –Most of this heat energy is lost as waste

16 Thermal Pollution Thermal pollution is damage that occurs when waste heat enters the environment

17 Conservation of Energy Law of Conservation of Energy –Energy cannot be made or destroyed, but can only change in form

18 Scientific Theory A scientific theory is an idea supported by evidence over a period of time The Law of Conservation of Energy is a scientific theory

19 Matter and Energy Matter can be changed into energy Energy can be changed into matter –The total amount of matter and energy in the universe does not change –This is explained by the equation: E=mc 2

20 E – energy m – matter or mass c – speed of light

21 Work Work equals force times distance

22 Work Work is done when a force moves an object a certain distance –If an object is not moved, no work is done

23 Work Energy is the ability to do work –However, energy can be used without doing work

24 Work For work to be done, the direction of the applied force must be the same as the direction of the motion

25 Measuring Work To measure work, you must know: –The force in Newtons –The distance in meters –Work can be measured in Newton-meters (N-m)

26 Joules The metric unit of work is the Joule (J) –1 J (Joule) = 1 N-m (Newton-meter)

27 Measuring Work When measuring work, you must measure the force applied in the direction of motion

28 Power Power is the amount of work done per unit of time Power is the rate at which work is done Power = work / time Power = (force X distance) / time

29 Power The metric unit of power is the Watt (W) –1 Watt (W) = 1 Joule per second (J/sec) 1 W = 1 N-m/sec 1 W = 1 J/sec

30 Power Large amounts of power are measured in kilowatts (kW) –1 kW = 1000 W


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