ICP vocab CH-5 Flashcards

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The energy that is transferred between objects due to a temperature difference between those objects
Specific heat
The amount of heat needed to raise the tempurature of 1kg. Of that material by 1 degree celcius.
The measure of the average kinetic energy of the particles that makes up that object
Thermal energy
The sum of the kinetic energy and the potential energy of all of the particles that make up that object.
The transfer of thermal energy by collisions between the particles that make up matter.
The transfer of thermal energy in a fluid by the movements of warmer and cooler fluid.
The transfer of energy by electromagnetic waves , such as light and microwaves.
Thermal insulator
A material through which thermal energy moves slowly.
First law of thermodynamics
States that if the mechanical energy of a system is constant, the increase in thermal energy of that system equals the sum of the thermal energy transfers into that system and the work done on that system
Heat engine
A device that converts some thermal energy into mechanical energy.
Internal combustion engine
A heat engine that burns fuel inside a set of cylinders.
Second law of thermodynamics
States that energy spontaneously spreads from regions of higher concentration to regions of lower concentration.
Solar collector
A device that transforms radiant energy from the sun into thermal energy.
The study of the relationships between thermal energy, heat, and work
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