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Thermal and Kinetic Energy Conversion

  1. May 31, 2014 #1
    A man is running and chemical energy converts to thermal and kinetic. The output (thermal and kinetic ) has the same amount of energy as the input (chemical). But what does thermal and kinetic energy convert to?
     
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  3. May 31, 2014 #2

    Drakkith

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    Eventually the energy is converted to thermal radiation and is radiated away from the Earth.
     
  4. May 31, 2014 #3

    adjacent

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    So the ultimate form of all types of energy is thermal energy?
     
  5. May 31, 2014 #4

    Drakkith

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    As far as I know, yes.
     
  6. May 31, 2014 #5
    No, it can even be light energy.
     
  7. May 31, 2014 #6

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    I assume he was including thermal radiation in the term "thermal energy".
     
  8. May 31, 2014 #7

    adjacent

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    Yes I was :smile:
     
  9. May 31, 2014 #8
    Okay :)!
     
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