# Heat Transfer

## 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

\(\large{ q = mc \Delta T }\)

Where:

\(\large{ q }\) = heat content

\(\large{ c }\) = specific heat

\(\large{ m }\) = mass

\(\large{ \Delta T }\) = change in temperature