# Thermal Energy

Thermal energy (also called heat energy and heat transfer) is the exertion of power that is created by heat, or the increase in temperature.

## formula

\(Q = mc \Delta T\)

Where:

\(Q\) or \(TE\) = thermal energy

\(m\) = mass

\(c\) = specific heat

\(\Delta T\) = temperature differential

Solve for:

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

\(\Delta T = \frac {Q}{mc}\)