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MFE Chpt. 6

TermDefinition
Solid the particles are in a regular and fixed arrangement and they vibrate in place
Liquid the particles are loosely bonded together and flow past each other, at a higher temperature than a solid
Gas particles are not bonded together and move freely at a high rate of speed due to a high temperature
Radiation the transfer of heat through empty space, such as from a campfire that you hold your hands near
Conduction The transfer of heat from one particle touching the next particle
Convection The transfer of heat by convection currents within a fluid
Conductor a material that transfers heat or electricity
Insulator a material that does not easily or at all transfer heat or electricity
Heat travels from... hot to cold
Absolute Zero No more energy can be removed from matter, and it's the lowest possible temperature(theoretically).
0 degrees Celsius The freezing point of water in Celsius.
Thermal energy The total energy of all the particles in a substance is called
Temperature The average kinetic energy of the particles in an object.