Heat transfer and efficiency
Appliances transfer energy but not all the energy is transferred in useful ways. The choice of appliance is influenced by their efficiency and cost effectiveness.
You should be able to recognise the main types of energy. One way to remember the different types of energy is to learn this sentence:
Most Kids Hate Learning GCSE Energy Names.
Each capital letter is the first letter in the name of a type of energy:
|Type of energy||Description|
|energy in magnets and electromagnets|
|the energy in moving objects – also called movement energy|
|also called thermal energy|
|also called radiant energy|
|stored energy in raised objects|
|stored energy in fuel, foods and batteries|
|energy released by vibrating objects|
|energy in moving charges or static electric charges|
|stored energy in stretched or squashed objects|
|stored in the nuclei of atoms|
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