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### Difference Between Mechanical Energy and Thermal Energy

// Oct 30th, 2011
Mechanical Energy vs Thermal Energy   Mechanical energy and thermal energy are two forms of energy. These concepts are very critical in fields such as mechanical systems, heat engines, thermodynamics and even biology. It is critical to have a clear understanding in these two concepts to master these fields....

### Difference Between Energy Efficiency and Energy Conservation

// Oct 25th, 2011
Energy Efficiency vs Energy Conservation   Conservation of energy and energy efficiency are two important topics discussed under energy. These topics are highly significant in fields such as machinery, Astronomy, space exploration and even our daily lives. It is vital to have a clear understanding in these...

### Difference Between Newton and Joule

// Sep 24th, 2011
Newton vs Joule Joule and Newton are two units, which are widely used in the SI system. These units are extremely important, and a sound understanding in them is required. Read on to know, what Newton is, what Joule is, what are their definitions and finally the differences between Newton and Joule. What is Newton? To...

### Difference Between Energy and Matter

// Sep 22nd, 2011
Energy vs Matter Energy and matter are two very important quantities when physics is concerned. These concepts hold a very important place in fields of physics, theory of relativity, astronomy, cosmology, astrophysics and stellar evolution. It is extremely crucial to have a solid understanding on these concepts...

### Difference Between Energy and Force

// Sep 17th, 2011
Energy vs Force Force and energy are two fundamental concepts in both classical and relativistic mechanics. It is important to have a clear interpretation of these terms in order to excel in such fields. This article we will discuss the basics of the two concepts, force and energy, their similarities and finally...

### Difference Between Simple Harmonic Motion and Periodic Motion

// Sep 15th, 2011
Simple Harmonic Motion vs Periodic Motion Periodic motions and simple harmonic motions are two very important types of motions in the study of physics. A simple harmonic motion is a good model to understand the complex periodic motions. This article will explain what periodic motion and simple harmonic motion are,...

### Difference Between Mass and Matter

// Jul 31st, 2011
Mass vs Matter Mass and matter are two commonly misinterpreted concepts. These are highly important concepts having a great value in fields such as physics, cosmology and astrophysics. In this article, we are going to discuss in depth what mass and matter are, their definitions, their similarities and differences. Matter Matter...

### Difference Between Heat Capacity and Specific Heat

// Jul 28th, 2011
Heat Capacity vs Specific Heat When a substance is heated its temperature rises, and when it is cooled its temperature decreases. The difference in temperature is proportional to the amount of heat supplied. Heat capacity and specific heat are two proportionality constants to relate the temperature change and the...

### Difference Between Enthalpy and Heat

// Jul 28th, 2011
Enthalpy vs Heat For the study purposes in chemistry, we divide the universe into two; as a system and surrounding. At any time, the part we are interested is the system, and the rest is surrounding. Heat and enthalpy are two terms describing the energy flow and properties of a system. Heat The capacity of a system...

### Difference Between Workdone and Energy

// Jul 2nd, 2011
Workdone vs Energy When you hit a golf ball with a golf club, you exert force on the club which in turn exerts force on the ball. So the energy of the golfer is transferred into energy in the club and finally into energy in the ball. We all know that the energy can neither be created nor destroyed and the total...

### Difference Between Momentum and Energy

// Jun 8th, 2011
Momentum vs Energy Momentum and energy (kinetic energy) are important properties of a moving object and governed by Newton’s Laws of motion. They are both related to each other as the product of mass and velocity of a moving object is its momentum and half of the product of mass and the square of its velocity...

### Difference Between Static Energy and Kinetic Energy

// May 26th, 2011
Static Energy vs Kinetic Energy Energy is defined as our ability to do work. Energy takes many forms and it can neither be created nor destroyed. The total energy of the universe remains constant and just changes itself into different forms such as light energy, heat energy, fuel energy, wave energy, sound energy,...

### Difference Between Sublimation and Evaporation

// May 25th, 2011
Sublimation vs Evaporation There are processes through which matter changes its form, and in normal circumstances a matter in solid state first transforms into liquefied state and then transforms into gaseous state. However, there are substances that get converted into vapor state without changing into a liquid...

### Difference Between Ohmic and Non Ohmic Conductors

// Apr 8th, 2011
Ohmic vs Non Ohmic Conductors Electricity is flow of electrons and there are some substances that do not allow electricity to be passed through them and are known as non conductors. But there are some, such as metals, that are good conductors of electricity. Between these conductors also, there is a classification...

### Difference Between Wind Power and Tidal Power

// Feb 21st, 2011
Wind Power vs Tidal Power Wind Power and Tidal Power are two renewable sources of energy. Difference between wind power and tidal power is a fascinating one and scientists are exploring both these forms of energy to harness them for the benefit of mankind. We all know that rapid depletion of fossil fuels for generation...

### Difference Between Kinetic Energy and Potential Energy

// Feb 11th, 2011
Kinetic Energy vs Potential Energy Kinetic Energy and Potential Energy are the two states of energy. Energy exists in universe in many forms such as solar energy, thermal energy, electrical energy, magnetic energy, gravitational energy and chemical energy etc. All energy is basically categorized into two classes...