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A Simple Guide to Energy and Thermodynamics
A Simple Guide to Energy and Thermodynamics
If you want to understand what’s really going on when we generate electricity or burn fuels, here’s a very simple guide; the laws of thermodynamics in a nutshell....
All About Embodied Energy
All About Embodied Energy
Embodied energy measures the total amount of energy wrapped up in the whole manufacturing process of an item, from start to finish, and it can be a very useful idea....
All About How We Measure Energy
All About How We Measure Energy
Measuring energy helps us monitor our consumption. Energy is measured in joules and calories....
Coal as an Energy Source
Coal as an Energy Source
Coal is very widely used as a source of energy. It is used for electricity generation and also for industrial and domestic heating. It is a fossil fuel, it is…...
Energy: A Life Force
Energy: A Life Force
Energy comes from the sun. Photosynthesis is a natural way of converting solar energy into fuel. Energy can be harnessed by man for many different uses....
Light and Sound Waves Explained
Light and Sound Waves Explained
Light waves are a form of electromagnetic radiation. They are part of the electromagnetic spectrum. Sound waves are caused by vibrations. Energy transmitted by…...
The Energy Our Bodies Need
The Energy Our Bodies Need
Plants convert sunlight into the energy that living organisms need to live. This energy is stored as carbohydrates. When we eat food containing carbohydrates, our…...
Thermal Energy Explained
Thermal Energy Explained
Thermal energy is heat. It can be transferred through conduction, convection and radiation, and be harnessed by man to various applications....
What is Potential Energy?
What is Potential Energy?
All energy is either potential energy or kinetic energy. Potential energy is stored until is needed. When it is released it can be converted into other forms of energy…...
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