The Relationship Between Chemical Energy and Kinetic Energy
Modern civilization is able to exist because people have learned to harness energy from the sun, wind, waves and other natural sources and use it to perform a variety of tasks. Individuals use energy for transportation to walk and bike, for home and office decorating, for cooking food on microwaves, for making ice in refrigerators, for traveling through water, for heating houses and apartments, for to heat water for showers and baths, and for powering computers and cell phones. Many of these activities require energy.
The types of energy people use are many, but all have one thing in common: each one can be transformed into one or more forms by means of motion. There are several different ways to transform energy, but one way that is particularly interesting is energy conversion. Kinetic energy is energy that is moved from a source and converted into some other type of energy.
For example, if someone is walking down the street, they are converting mechanical energy, which is in the form of walking, into electrical energy, which is in the form of movement. Electrical energy can be used to produce heat or light, or it can be used to do useful things like charging cell phones, laptops and even cameras. Likewise, thermal energy is being converted from one form to a different form, such as heat from the sun or wind. One can also convert electrical energy into chemical energy, which is useful in chemical reactions such as turning gasoline into gasoline, or in generating electricity through photovoltaic cells.
When one transforms energy, they are generally doing it through the use of kinetic energy, which is a term that refers to the energy that is put forward to the move the body. Kinetic energy is often referred to as effort. Put simply, one can transform energy, through use of either energy of force or by coordinating the motion of joints, bones, muscles and ligaments, in order to move an object. The way one moves an object is generally depending on the form of that object. For example, you can throw a ball, kick it with your foot, throw it up into the air and then kick it back down again. This all happens without ever using any energy, although the motion of the hips, arms, legs, etc, is necessary for the throwing and kicking motion.
It should be noted that there is an exception to this rule, which I will go over shortly. When you take a spring for example, you are converting kinetic energy, which is kinetic energy, into potential energy, which is in the form of kinetic energy when it is transformed into potential energy. This is done through the kinetic energy and potential energy being conserved. However, it is important to note that the potential form of energy is also conserved, but only to the extent that it is changed into another form. For example, you can store the potential energy for later use.
Kinetic energy, which is the capacity to exert or release force, is a little bit like kinetic energy, but not quite as it is similar. For example, you can throw a bowling ball at a wall, and the ball will travel some distance, since you have converted physical force into potential energy. Now, if you took that ball and transformed it (i.e., converted it from spring to something else), you would not be doing much different from what we have just described. The only major difference here is that in the first example, you are taking the potential energy in the bowling ball and converting it into something that is not immediately available. But, because you took the time to convert the potential energy into something that can be used, it is now stored potential energy, which will someday be used.