Specific Heat

Written by Jerry Ratzlaff on . Posted in Thermodynamics

Specific heat, abbreviated as c, also called specific heat capacity, is the amount of heat required to raise the temperature of a material 1 degree.

 

Specific Heat formulas

\(\large{ c = \frac {Q }   {m  \; \Delta T}  }\)   
\(\large{ c = \frac{v^2 } {2 \;  Ec  \; \triangle T}  }\)  (Eckert number

Where:

\(\large{ c }\) = specific heat

\(\large{ Ec }\) = Eckert number

\(\large{ m }\) = mass

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

\(\large{ Q }\) = thermal energy or heat transfer

\(\large{ v }\) = velocity

 

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