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Changes in heat content

  • Martin Harrison
  • Frank McKim
Chapter
Part of the Macmillan Master Series book series (MMS)

Abstract

After completing this chapter you should
  • know how temperatures are measured

  • understand what is meant by the thermal capacity of an object, and the specific heat capacity of a substance

  • be able to explain the equation relating an object’s gain in internal energy to its increase in temperature

  • know how to measure the specific heat capacity of a substance

  • know that water has a high specific heat capacity

  • know that latent heat is involved in changes of state without changes of temperature.

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© M. J. Harrison, F. R. McKim 1999

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  • Martin Harrison
  • Frank McKim

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