Energy Stores- Physics

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  • Energy Stores
    • Magnetic
      • The energy stored when repelling poles have been pushed closer together or when attracting poles have been pulled further apart.
      • Fridge magnets, compasses, maglev trains which use magnetic levitation.
    • Thermal / Internal
      • The total kinetic and potential energy of the particles in an object, in most cases this is the vibrations - also known as the kinetic energy - of particles. In hotter objects, the particles have more internal energy and vibrate faster.
      • Human bodies, hot coffees, stoves or hobs. Ice particles vibrate slower, but still have energy.
    • Chemical
      • The energy stored in chemical bonds, such as those between molecules.
      • Foods, muscles, electrical cells.
    • Kinetic
      • The energy of a moving object.
      • Runners, buses, comets.
    • Gravitational Potential
      • The energy of an object at height.
      • Aeroplanes, kites, mugs on a table.
    • Electrostatic
      • The energy stored when repelling charges have been moved closer together or when attracting charges have been pulled further apart.
      • Thunderclouds, Van De Graaff generators.
    • Elastic Potential
      • The energy stored when an object is stretched or squashed.
      • Drawn catapults, compressed springs, inflated balloons.


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