definition of energy

Term Definition
Energy ability to cause change.
kinetic energy is the energy an object has due to its motion.

potential energy is the energy stored in an object because of its position.
Thermal Energy the sum of kinetic and potential energy of the particles in a material increases as the object's temperature increases.
chemical energy energy stored in chemical bonds.
radiant energy energy carried by an electrical current.
electrical energy energy made available by the flow of electric charge through a conductor.
nuclear energy energy contained in an atomic nuclei.