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Chapter 15 Energy

In this Chapter students will be able to..,
  • Describe the relationship between work and energy.
  • Relate kinetic energy to mass and speed and calculate these quantities.
  • Analyze how potential energy is related to an object's position and give examples of gravitational and elastic potential energy.
  • Solve equations that relate an object's gravitational potential energy to its mass and height.
  • Give examples of the major forms of energy and explain how each is produced.
  • Describe conversions of energy from one form to another.
  • State and apply the law of conservation of energy.
  • Analyze how energy is conserved in conversions between kinetic energy and potential energy and solve equations that equate initial energy to final energy.
  • Describe the relationship between energy and mass and calculate how much energy is equivalent to a given mass.
  • Classify energy resources as renewable or nonrenewable.
  • Evaluate benefits and drawbacks of different energy sources.
  • Describe ways to conserve energy resources.