Energy conversion

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energy conversion

(Also energy transformation, energy transfer.) A process in which energy changes from one form to another.

Energy is conserved for a system that does not interact with its surroundings, and the total energy of such a system may often be expressed as the sum of energies of different kinds:
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Thus if E1 decreases in any process, E2, etc., must increase correspondingly for E to remain constant, and we may say that energy of type 1 has been converted into energies of type 2, 3, etc.

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