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Mini-Quiz: Thermal Energy is Kinetic Energy

by Ron Kurtus

Take this Mini-Quiz to check your understanding of the lesson material.

1. According to the Kinetic Theory, what motions can atoms or molecules have?

Chemical, electrostatic, or nuclear

Translational, rotational, or vibrational

Internal or thermal

2. What role does thermal kinetic energy have in temperature?

Temperature is the average thermal kinetic energy of the object

They are the same thing

Temperature is the transfer of thermal energy

3. What is the relationship between heating and thermal energy?

Heating equals thermal energy

Heating is the measure of temperature and thermal energy is temperature

Heating is the transfer of thermal energy

If you got all three correct, you are on your way to becoming a Champion in Physics. If you had problems, you had better look over the material again.

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