Specific Heat

Written by Jerry Ratzlaff on . Posted in Thermodynamics

Specific heat (also called specific heat capacity) is the amount of heat required to raise the temperature of a material 1 degree.

formula

\(c = \frac {Q }   {m   \Delta T}\)

Where:

\(c\) = specific heat

\(Q\) = thermal energy or heat transfer

\(m\) = mass

\(\Delta T\) = temperature differential