Thermal Energy

Thermal Energy - Thermal Energy A. Temperature & Heat 1....

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Thermal Energy A. 1. Temperature is related to the average kinetic energy of the particles in a substance.
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2. SI unit for temp. is the Kelvin a. K = C + 273 (10C = 283K) b. C = K – 273 (10K = -263C) 3. Thermal Energy – the total of all the kinetic and potential energy of all the particles in a substance.
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4. Thermal energy relationships a. As temperature increases, so does thermal energy (because the kinetic energy of the particles increased). b. Even if the temperature doesn’t change, the thermal energy in a more massive substance is higher (because it is a total measure of energy).
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5. Heat a. The flow of thermal energy from one object to another. b. Heat always flows from warmer to cooler objects. Ice gets warmer while hand gets cooler Cup gets cooler while hand gets warmer
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6. Specific Heat a. Some things heat up or cool down faster than others. Land heats up and cools down faster than water
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b. Specific heat is the amount of heat required to raise the temperature of 1 kg
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This note was uploaded on 11/22/2011 for the course EL ED 302 taught by Professor Staff during the Winter '08 term at BYU.

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