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 formula

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

Where:

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

\(\large{ m }\) = mass

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

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

 

Related Specific Heat formula

\(\large{ c = \frac{ U^2 }{ 2 \; Ec \; \Delta T }   }\)  (Eckert number

Where:

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

\(\large{ U }\) = characteristic flow velocity

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

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

 

Tags: Equations for Heat Equations for Specific Heat