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Name: Conservation of Energy
ID: m42151
Language: English (en)
  • Explain the law of the conservation of energy.
  • Describe some of the many forms of energy.
  • Define efficiency of an energy conversion process as the fraction left as useful energy or work, rather than being transformed, for example, into thermal energy.
Subject: Mathematics and Statistics
Keywords: chemical energy, efficiency, electrical energy, law of conservation of energy, nuclear energy, radiant energy, thermal energy
License: Creative Commons Attribution License CC-BY 3.0

Authors: OpenStax College (
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Latest version: 1.5 (history)
First publication date: Dec 21, 2011 1:23 pm -0600
Last revision to module: Jul 5, 2012 8:32 pm -0500


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