The conservation of energy principle states that energy can neither be destroyed nor created. Instead, energy just transforms from one form into another. Energy transformation is defined as the process of changing energy from one form to another. Although there are many specific types of energy, the two major forms are Kinetic Energy and Potential Energy. There are so many different kinds of energy that can transform from one form to another. There is energy from chemical reactions called chemical energy, energy from thermal processes called heat energy, and energy from charged particles called electrical energy. The process of fission, which is splitting atoms, and fusion, which is combining atom gives us another type of energy called nuclear energy. And finally, the energy of motion, kinetic energy, and the energy associated with position, potential energy, are collectively called mechanical energy.

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