Thermal Energy

Written by Jerry Ratzlaff on . Posted in Thermodynamics

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


\(Q = mc \Delta T\)


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

\(m\) = mass

\(c\) = specific heat

\(\Delta T\) = temperature differential

Solve for:

\(c = \frac {Q }   {m   \Delta T}\)

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