# Thermal Energy

Written by Jerry Ratzlaff. 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.

## formula

$$Q = mc \Delta T$$

Where:

$$Q$$ or $$TE$$ = thermal energy

$$m$$ = mass

$$c$$ = specific heat

$$\Delta T$$ = temperature differential

Solve for:

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

$$\Delta T = \frac {Q}{mc}$$