Heat Transfer

Written by Jerry Ratzlaff on . Posted in Thermodynamics

Heat Transfer

Heat transfer ( \(Q\) ) (also called thermal energy) is the exertion of power that is created by heat, or the increase in temperature.  There are three ways to transfer heat: conduction, convection and radiation.

Heat Transfer Formula

\(q = mc  \Delta T    \)          \( heat \; content  \;=\;  mass  \;\;x\;\;   specific \; heat  \;\;x\;\; change \; in \;  temperature    \)


\(q\) = heat content

\(m\) = mass

\(c\) = specific heat

\(\Delta T\) = change in temperature


Tags: Equations for Heat Transfer Equations for Heat