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Heat Definitions

TermDefinition
Temperature Measure of hotness or coldness of a body
Heat Energy due to the movement of the molecules within the body
Thermometric Property Physical property that changes measurably with temperature
Heat Capacity Amount of heat required to raise the temperature of a body by 1 K
Specific Heat Capacity Amount of heat required to raise the temperature of 1 kg of a substance by 1 K
Latent Heat Amount of heat required to change its state without a change in temperature
Specific Latent Heat Amount of heat required to change the state of 1 kg of a substance without a change in temperature
Specific Latent Heat of Fusion Amount of heat required to change 1 kg of a substance from solid to liquid without a change in temperature
Specific Latent Heat of Vaporisation Amount of heat required to change 1 kg of a substance from liquid to gas without a change in temperature
Heat Conduction When heat travels through a substance with no overall movement of the substance
Heat Convection When heat transfers through a fluid by means of circulating fluid
Heat Radiation When heat transfers by means of electromagnetic waves
Solar Irradiance Average amount of the Sun's energy falling per second, perpendicularly, on 1 metre squared of the Earth's surface
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