Brain dropping: Kinetic energy is a type of potential energy

October 10th, 2007

In Chemistry class today we talked about forms of energy. I've always been a little irked by the notion that there are two main forms of energy, kinetic and potential, but it's never been annoying enough to grab my focus. Today, however, I formed a definition of kinetic energy that puts it squarely within the realm of potential energy.

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Perfectly clear now

June 10th, 2006
It consists of fine iron ore fused at high temperature with fluxes to form a porus clinker, which is later charged to the blast furnace.

That was the second of the three sentences comprising the Wikipedia definition of "Sinter" as I found it a few minutes ago. (I have since moved the information to the discussion page of the much larger and clear article "Sintering" for checking and merging.)

It's been a long time since I've seen such an obscure definition (written seriously) Gotta be a record.