Definition of Conservation of energy
1. Noun. The fundamental principle of physics that the total energy of an isolated system is constant despite internal changes.
Generic synonyms: Law Of Thermodynamics, Conservation
Medical Definition of Conservation of energy
1. The principle that the total amount of energy in a closed system remains always the same, none being lost or created in any chemical or physical process or in the conversion of one kind of energy into another, within that system. (05 Mar 2000)
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1. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann (1913)
"As eminent a physicist as George F. Fitzgerald tells us that "the doctrine of the conservation of energy is most valuable, but it only goes a very little ..."
2. Handbook of Physiology by William Dobinson Halliburton (1913)
"CHAPTER XLII THE conservation of energy THE nutrition of the body has been considered in the preceding pages from the standpoint of a detailed examination ..."
3. A Textbook of Physics by John Henry Poynting, Joseph John Thomson (1906)
"We have now to add a third great principle of conservation, the Conservation of Energy. This principle was, naturally, only recognised at a much later date, ..."
4. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1892)
"Can they give by deduction the greatest of all physical laws, the conservation of energy ? This law may be proved, by the aid of the second and third laws ..."
5. Present Philosophical Tendencies: A Critical Survey of Naturalism, Idealism by Ralph Barton Perry (1912)
"The answer of science is found in the conception of the conservation of energy.1 This principle is derived historically from the Newtonian formula ps ..."
6. Elements of the Comparative Anatomy of Vertebrates by Gustav Mann, Walther Löb, Henry William Frederic Lorenz, Robert Wiedersheim, William Newton Parker, Thomas Jeffery Parker, Harry Clary Jones, Sunao Tawara, Leverett White Brownell, Max Julius Louis Le Blanc, Willis Rodney Whitney, John Wesley Brown, Wi (1907)
"conservation of energy APPLIED TO THERMOCHEMISTRY Mass unchanged in Chemical Reactions. — One of the facts fundamental to the whole science of chemistry is ..."
7. Analytical Mechanics for Engineers by Fred B. Seely, Newton Edward Ensign (1921)
"Conservation of Energy.—One of the greatest achievements of the nineteenth century was the recognition and statement of the principle of the conservation of ..."