Lab Report E.pdf - Physics 103A Lab E Specific Heat 1 Introduction Temperature is a measure of how hot or cold an object is To make a body warmer we

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Physics 103A Lab E: Specific Heat
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1. Introduction: Temperature is a measure of how hot or cold an object is. To make a body warmer, we raise the heat. When the temperature has a larger range, if the material doesn’t change state, the heat added is proportional to the change in temperature, to its specific heat, and to the mass of the body. Specific heat varies for whatever the material is. The value of the specific heat is mainly to do with temperature and only a small amount related to pressure or volume. When two bodies at different initial temperatures are placed into contact, both objects will reach equilibrium at one common temperature. Due to conservation of energy, the heat lost by the hot object is equal to the heat gained by the cold object. 2. Experimental Procedure: We first weighed the specimen, inner calorimeter cup, and stirrer being fully dry. Then filled the steam generator with water, placed the specimen in the steam jacket and heated it until the max temperature. While the specimen was heating
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