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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 Gravitational Potential Energy and Potential Energy

// Oct 4th, 2011
Gravitational Potential Energy vs Potential Energy Gravitational potential energy and potential energy are two important concepts in mechanics and statics of physical bodies. This article briefly explains the two concepts first, and then compares the similarities and differences between them. What is Gravitational...

### Difference Between Spring Constant and Stiffness Factor

// Sep 30th, 2011
Spring Constant vs Stiffness Factor Spring constant and stiffness factor are two very important quantities when studying the field of elasticity. These quantities play a vital role in almost all the calculations in this field. In this article, we are going to discuss what spring constant and stiffness factor...

### Difference Between Gravitational Potential Energy and Elastic Potential Energy

// Sep 30th, 2011
Gravitational Potential Energy vs Elastic Potential Energy Gravitational potential energy and elastic potential energy are two important quantities discussed in mechanics. This article will try to compare and contrast what are their definitions, their similarities and differences. What is Gravitational Potential...

### 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 Escape Velocity and Orbital Velocity

// Sep 14th, 2011
Escape Velocity vs Orbital Velocity Escape velocity and orbital velocity are two very important concept involved in physics. These concepts are very important in fields such as satellite projects and atmospheric science. The escape velocity is the reason why we have an atmosphere and the moon doesn’t have one....

### 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 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 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...

### Difference Between Energy and Power

// Feb 11th, 2011
Energy vs Power Power and energy are two terms often used interchangeably. It is common to see even engineers making the mistake of using the terms power and energy interchangeably. The plight of common people can be easily understood thus. Well, the two terms are very closely related but are not the same and...

### Difference Between Heat and Temperature

// Feb 10th, 2011
Heat vs Temperature Heat and temperature are two terms that are used very often in the study of physics and chemistry. The two concepts refer to same physical state of an object but are different from each other in many ways. People use the terms interchangeably which is erroneous. Of course heat of a body increases...