vEnergy

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The Energy Conversion equation converts a measurement of energy from one set of units to another. 

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Units between which you can perform unit conversions: Wind Energy (5204475317_a70e07afc0_m).jpg  
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  • (J) Joules
  • (eV) electron volts
  • Hartree
  • erg
  • calories
  • BTUs

Description:

Energy is property of matter.  Much of the phenomena associated with energy involve the transfer of energy from one object to another. One imperative, the law of conservation of energy, is always observed in energy transference.

There are many forms of energy including, but not limited to the following: kinetic energy of objects in motion, radiant energy of electromagnetic waves, potential (such as gravity and the energy stored in magnetic or electric fields), thermal energy, chemical energy, etc.

In the SI unit of energy is the Joule.  In one definition of energy, the Joule is defined as the energy transferred  by the work performed to move an object with 1 newton of force across 1 meter; i.e., 1 Joule = 1 Newton / meter.1

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