6.1 Energy and its Different Forms

This section covers the following syllabus (Physics 5059) requirements.

  • show understanding that kinetic energy, potential energy (chemical, gravitational, elastic), light energy, thermal energy, electrical energy and nuclear energy are examples of different forms of energy
  • state that kinetic energy Ek = ½ mv2 and gravitational potential energy Ep = mgh (for potential energy changes near the Earth’s surface)
Show understanding that kinetic energy, potential energy (chemical, gravitational, elastic), light energy, thermal energy, electrical energy and nuclear energy are examples of different forms of energy. State that kinetic energy Ek = ½ mv2 and gravitational potential energy Ep = mgh (for potential energy changes near the Earth’s surface)