# 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

$$\large{ q = mc \Delta T }$$

Where:

$$\large{ q }$$ = heat content

$$\large{ c }$$ = specific heat

$$\large{ m }$$ = mass

$$\large{ \Delta T }$$ = change in temperature