# Specific Heat

Written by Jerry Ratzlaff on . Posted in Thermodynamics

## Specific Heat

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

### Specific Heat Formula

$$\large{ c = \frac {Q } {m \Delta T} }$$

Where:

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

$$\large{ m }$$ = mass

$$\large{ Q }$$ = thermal energy or heat transfer

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

Tags: Equations for Heat