Definitions about Nuclear Energy
Definitions and concepts that will help a better understanding of the articles exposed on this website.
The majority of terms are directly related to nuclear energy, but there are also other concepts related to physics that complement the explanations of the website.
- Atomic Energy
- Atomic energy is the energy that holds together neutrons and protons of the nuclei of atoms. Known as nuclear energy. Operation of an atomic power plant for the generation of electricity. Advantages and disadvantages.
- Chemical energy
- Chemical energy is the energy that comes from the chemical change of a substance through a chemical reaction or, transforming into other chemicals.
- Electric power is the potential difference between two points. Electricity is of vital importance, among others, it allows the transport of electricity.
- Energy is the ability of a physical system to produce a job. Or what, when a work occurs, decreases by an amount equal to the work produced.
- Heat energy
- Heat energy is the manifestation of the energy in the form of heat. It can be transmitted by radiation, conduction and convection. The energy is usually mesured in Joules.
- Kinetic energy
- Kinetic energy is the energy contained in a body due to being in motion. The unit of measure in the international system is joule.
- Mechanical energy
- The mechanical energy of a body is the sum of its energies, kinetics and potential. Mechanical energy can be partially transformed into other types of energy.
- Definition of molecule. What types of molecules exist. Formation of macromolecules. Characteristics and existing molecular models.
- Potential energy
- Potential energy is the energy that an object possesses due to its position in a force field or that a system has due to the configuration of its parts
- Thermodynamics is the branch of classical physics that studies the thermodynamic transformations induced by heat and work in a system.
- The watt is the international standard power unit in SI. It is the unit that measures the energy conversion rate (joules) divided by seconds. The watt symbol is represented by the letter W.