The Nature of Energy

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Energy is the capacity to do work or transfer heat. When applied to our individual lives, this could mean having whatever it takes to go out and get the shopping done, get your car washed, or whatever. If you have a lot of energy, you have the ability to do a lot of work.

When applied to science, energy can mean the ability to transfer from one system to another via heat.

Watch and listen as Professor Gordon Yee describes different types of energy and demonstrates that there's a lot more to chemical reactions than the rearrangement of atoms to form new molecules in this video from Thinkwell's online Chemistry series. 


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This page contains a single entry by Hank Cathey published on July 15, 2009 2:28 PM.

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