What forms can energy take and which represent kinetic and potential energy?
Energy can take two forms, scalar/potential and vector/motion.
Kinetic energy is defined as a scalar energy associated with motion.
Energy is W = -vh/r + cP,
vh/r = mv2 is scalar energy and cP is vector momentum (P) energy.
Potential energy and Kinetic energy. Potential energy comes in forms that are stored, including - Chemical, Gravitational, Mechanical and Nuclear. Kinetic energy forms are doing work - Like electrical, heat, light, motion and sound. Difference between them both are, Potential energy can be stored and Kinetic energy is already doing work and can't be stored. Hope this helps =)
There are two main forms of energy. Kinetic energy is the energy of motion, whereas potential energy is energy denoted because of an objects position. Kinetic energy would be if you throw a ball, it has kinetic energy because it is moving. Potential energy would be if the ball is on top of the Empire State Building, because it COULD fall off but it hasn't yet.
Kinetic energy (energy of motion) and potential energy (stored energy) A ball at the top of a building getting ready to be dropped has potential energy, but a ball falling has kinetic energy If the ball is at the top of the building, it has 100% potential and 0% kinetic and when it is halfway from top to bottom and falling it has 50% of each
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.
Potential Energy is energy that could come from something that if it were to fall (say, from gravity) the kinetic energy gained from that fall would be equal to that. Other forms could be elastic potential energy, chemical potential energy, electrical potential energy (eventually becomes voltage), and etc. Kinetic energy is of an object that is moving (because I assume we're talking of Newtonain motion).
the two basic types are kinetic and potential energy. Kinetic energy is the energy something has when it is moving, and potential energy is the energy something has when it is still. Then there is mechanical energy energy, which is a combination of kinetic and potential, even when the object has just one type or the other. There are also other types of energy like electric, and heat.