Energy is the measure of a physical system's ability to do work. Although quantifiable, energy is not an absolute but must be measured with respect to a reference energy level (kinetic energy, chemical energy, thermal energy, etc.). Energy for a starship's purposes can be derived from many different reactions, the most common of which are matter-antimatter reactions and nuclear fusion, though like matter, it cannot be created or destroyed. Obsolete means of converting energy include combustion and nuclear fission. An antimatter reaction is always calculated using Einstein's equation, E = mc2. In theory, the combined annihilation of one kilogram of antimatter with one kilogram of matter will produce 1.8 ×1017 joules of energy (180 petajoules).
Starship energy systems Edit

Warp core (matter-antimatter reaction assembly)
Impulse reactors (fusion reactor)
Electro-plasma distribution network (EPS conduits)

Other energy systems Edit

Nuclear fission reactor
Polaric ion energy
Omega energy

Energy-based lifeforms Edit

John Doe, a mutated Zalkonian

Miscellaneous Edit

Forms of energy
Metaphasic radiation
The capacity or power to do work, such as the capacity to move an object (of a given mass) by the application of force. Energy can exist in a variety of forms, such as electrical, mechanical, chemical, thermal, or nuclear, and can be transformed from one form to another. It is measured by the amount of work done, usually in joules or watts. See also conservation of energy, kinetic energy, potential energy. Compare power, work.

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