Is electromagnetic potential or kinetic energy?
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Is electromagnetic energy potential or kinetic?
Electromagnetic energy is just a name used to describe various forms of energy that are related to electricity & magnetism. So electromagnetic energy might include the kinetic energy of moving charges, or the potential energy between charges or magnets or it might refer to the energy of radiation, which is neither kinetic or potential energy.
Asked in Physics, Chemistry, Kinematics
Name two forms of energy and relate them to kinetic or potential energy?
Is electromagnetic energy a potential energy or a kinetic energy?
Electromagnetic energy is energy associated with charges, currents and magnets. It is fundamentally due to the potential and kinetic energies of charges and the radiation they may emitt. Mathematically, electromagnetic energy is frequently expressed in terms of the electric and magnetic fields that are due to charges and currents.
Asked in Energy
What are 2 forms of energy that relates them to kinetic energy or potential energy?
Is heat an example of electromagnetic energy?
The answer is No, heat is a measure of the kinetic energy of the atoms. In a gas, the only form that the energy is stored in is kinetic energy. Note however that in a solid, the atoms are vibrating, this energy moves back and forth between being kinetic energy and potential energy. When it is in the form of potential energy the energy is being stored in an electric field. So just as much energy is being stored in an electromagnetic field as in the form of kinetic energy. So the strict answer is , kind of, sometimes.