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Feb 5, 2018


There are many, many types of energy in physics.


  • Mechanical Energy - The sum of the kinetic energy and the potential energy of the system.
    • Kinetic Energy - The energy possessed by an object due to its motion
    • Potential Energy - Energy stored in an object that can be used later
      • Gravitational Potential Energy
      • Chemical Potential Energy
      • Elastic Potential Energy
  • Non-Mechanical Energy - Energy that lies at the level of the atom or smaller.
    • Thermal Energy
    • Light
    • Sound
    • Electrical

Keep in mind these are just some of the major types. There are definitely any more.