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An introduction to energy resources
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Wednesday, 6 Jul 2022, 04:17
Site: Open Learning
Course: An introduction to energy resources (S278_2)
Glossary: S278_2 Glossary


The means by which the direction or speed of movement of an object is changed; equal to mass x acceleration.

Fossil fuels

Combustible resources derived from ancient organisms, especially coal, oil and natural gas.


Materials capable of liberating energy by nuclear and chemical reactions, including combustion. They commonly have a high energy density.