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Cells transform energy they perform work
Cells transform energy as they perform work
What is energy?
The capacity to perform work
what is work considered?
work is when an object is moved against an opposing force, such as gravity
What is the more in depth way of viewing energy?
the capacity to rearrange matter
What are the two basic types of energy?
kinetic energy and potential energy
What is Kinetic energy?
the energy of motion,
How can moving objects perform work?
by putting motion into other matter
What is heat?(thermal energy)
A form of kinetic energy associated with the random movement of atoms are molecules.
give an example of kinetic energy
light, which can be harnessed to perform work
What is potential energy?
stored energy an object possess as a result of it's location or structure
What are EX of potential energy
water behind a dam, because of it's altitude above sea level
What is chemical energy?
the potential energy available for release in a chemical reaction
What is the most important type of energy?