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The Units of Energy

The Units of Energy

The SI (Système International) unit of energy is the JOULE (J) or NEWTON-METER (N*m). The joule is also the SI unit of work.

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The different forms of energy
  • Heat - results from movement of atoms; considered as energy in due to relations to temperature
  • Kinetic - energy of motion
  • Potential - energy due to an object's position
  • Mechanical - the sum of kinetic and potential energy
  • Light - photons are a form of energy
  • Electrical - energy from the movement of charged particles
  • Magnetic - energy resulting from a magnetic field
  • Chemical - energy released/absorbed by chemical reactions
  • Nuclear - energy from interaction with the protons and neutrons of an atom

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According to the law of conservation of energy, the total energy of a system remains constant through the energy that may change into another form.

Moreover, energy is something that cannot be created not destroyed, it simply is. Energy can change forms and is also related to mass.

By the mass-energy equivalence theory states that an object at rest in a frame of reference has resting energy and that if additional energy were to be supplied to the object it will increase its mass.

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