Six types of energy include kinetic energy, potential energy, mechanical energy, chemical energy, heat energy and electrical energy. Energy can neither be created nor destroyed, but it can be transferred and changed from one form to another.Continue Reading
Below are some details regarding six types of energy in existence. Energy is naturally available, meaning human beings cannot create it but can transfer it or change it from one form to another.
Geothermal power is a form of renewable energy generated from heat that naturally occurs within the Earth. Radioactive materials, such as uranium and potassium, decay and produce heat deep underground, which is reachable through weak spots or boundaries in tectonic plates.Full Answer >
Convection is the heat transfer due to the motion of a fluid, such as a gas or liquid, that carries heat energy away from a heat source. Conduction instead occurs between materials in contact with each other without any movement between them. Convection is more efficient than conduction for heat transfer because the fluid that absorbs heat in convection moves away from the heat source, being replaced by cooler fluid.Full Answer >
In order to determine the electric potential energy of a three point charge, it is necessary to know two things: the individual charge on each point and the distance between the points. Using these quantities with Coulomb's constant will find the solution.Full Answer >
Light energy is a type of kinetic energy with the ability to form types of light people can see as well as invisible waves. Light is a form of electromagnetic radiation, and hot objects, such as light bulbs, the sun and lasers, emit it.Full Answer >