Thermal energy is the movement of particles within matter and is found in the sun, magma, heated water and even the human body. Heat represents the transfer of thermal energy between matter. More »

Some examples of mechanical energy are a hammer, a bowling ball, a drawn bow and arrow and a moving volleyball. Mechanical energy is defined as the energy an object has either due to its motion or its stored energy of po... More »

The movement of atoms within a substance generates thermal energy. Basically, this is the form of energy that comes as a result of heat. As atoms in an object move faster, temperature rises. As a result, thermal energy i... More »

Thermal energy is made by the movement of particles within an object or system. The thermal energy of an object, and thus the temperature of an object, increases as its molecules move more quickly. More » Science Physics Thermodynamics

Thermal energy is the energy that a system or object possesses due to the random movement of its particles. When more particles are present, there is more movement, which results in more thermal energy. More » Science Physics Thermodynamics

The kinetic theory of matter states that all phases of matter have free-moving particles. Heat is transferred when high-energy, free-moving particles collide with slower particles. A chain reaction of collisions causes h... More »

The transfer of heat from an object's surroundings increases the energy of the particles that make up the object. Raising the kinetic energy of a particle increases its movement. More »