3.1 Heat capacity, latent heat and 8.2 Heat transfer

IB Physics: 3.1 Heat capacity, latent heat and 8.2 Heat transfer

When the internal energy of a body is increased, either by doing work or transferring heat, most of the time the temperature rises. The rise in temperature is proportional to the amount of heat added and the constant of proportionality is called the heat capacity. It is dependant on the mass and material the body is made of:Heat capacity is the amount of heat required to raise the temperature of a body by \(1\text{ K}\).


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