# Heat Capacity

Heat capacity, abbreviated as C or \(c_p\), also called thermal capacity, is the ratio of heat transferred to raise the temperature of an object. The heat gain or loss results in a change in temperature and the state and performance of work.

## Heat Capacity formulas

\(\large{ C = \frac {\Delta Q} { \Delta T } }\) | |

\(\large{ C = \frac {Pe \; k}{ v \; \rho \; l_c } }\) | (Peclet number) |

### Where:

\(\large{ C }\) = heat capacity

\(\large{ l_c }\) = characteristic length

\(\large{ \rho }\) (Greek symbol rho) = density

\(\large{ \Delta Q }\) = heat transfered amount

\(\large{ Pe }\) = Peclet number

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

\(\large{ k }\) = thermal conductivity

\(\large{ v }\) = velocity

Tags: Equations for Thermal Conductivity Equations for Heat Equations for Heat Capacity