Question
Thu December 08, 2011 By: Hetshri Jadav

can you explain different forms of energy in short.

Expert Reply
Fri December 09, 2011
 Energy is the amount of force or power when applied can move one object from one position to another or Energy defines the capacity of a system to do work. Energy exists in everybody whether they are human beings or animals or non living things for eg: Jet, Light, Machines etc..

Energy are broadly classifies into two main groups: renewable and Non-renewable.

Renewable Energy

Renewable energy is energy which is generated from natural sources i.e. sun, wind, rain, tides and can be generated again and again as and when required. They are available in plenty and by far most the cleanest sources of energy available on this planet. For eg: Energy that we receive from the sun can be used to generate electricity. Similarly, energy from wind, geothermal, biomass from plants, tides can be used this form of energy to another form.

Non-Renewable Energy

Renewable energy is energy which is taken from the sources that are available on the earth in limited quantity and will vanish fifty-sixty years from now. Non-renewable sources are not environmental friendly and can have serious affect on our health. They are called non-renewable because they can be re-generated within a short span of time. Non-renewable sources exist in the form of fossil fuels, natural gas, oil and coal.

in broad sense:

different forms of energies are:

1. mechanical energy

2. heat energy

3. light energy

4. sound energy

5. nuclear energy

6. chemical energy

these all types of energies are inter changable. we can not destroy them. we can only convert them from one form to another in different applications:

like,1. in photosynthesis, sun's light and heat energy is converted to chemical energy in the prepared food.

2. in in car , the chemical energy in the fossil fuel, pietrol, is converted to mechanical energy ie kinetic energy of the car.  etc.

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