Specific Heat

Written by Jerry Ratzlaff on . Posted in Thermodynamics

Specific heat, abbreviated as c, also called specific heat capacity, is the amount of heat required to raise the temperature of a material 1 degree.

Specific Heat Formula

\(\large{ c = \frac {Q }   {m  \; \Delta T}  }\)         


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

\(\large{ m }\) = mass

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

\(\large{ Q }\) = thermal energy or heat transfer


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