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Module 3: Waves and Thermodynamics

Relationship between the Change in Temperature of an Object and its Specific Heat Capacity (Q = mc△T)

What is the relationship between the change in temperature of an object and its specific heat capacity?

In this post, we analyse the relationship between the change in temperature of an object and its specific heat capacity through the equation Q = mc \Delta t , as a part of the Prelim Physics course under the module Waves and Thermodynamics and sub-part Thermodynamics. The specific heat energy is the amount of heat per unit mass required to raise the temperature by one degree Celsius.

The following video introduces you to specific heat energy and the latent heat of fusion, going over the relationship between the temperature change of an object and its specific heat capacity.