Monica girgis - Physics 103A Lab E Specific Heat Objective To measure the specific heat of a metal specimen using calorimeter and to come to a deeper

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Physics 103A Lab E: Specific Heat Objective : To measure the specific heat of a metal specimen using calorimeter and to come to a deeper understanding of the principle of conservation of energy as it applies to thermal energy. Theory : Temperature is the measure of the relative hotness or coldness of a body. To raise the temperature of the body we add heat to the body. It is found that for large ranges of temperature, if a material doesn’t change state, the heat added to the body is directly proportional to the change in the body’s temperature into the mass of the body: (1) ∆Q = mc∆T Where ∆Q is the heat added to the body; m is the mass of the body in grams; t is the change in temperature; c is the specific heat constant. The amount of heat that you need to raise the temperature one gram of any substance by one degree Celsius, varies with the substance. In general, the specific heat of a solid substance is a function of temperature. But sometimes

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