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The amount of heat of a material required to raise the temperature of either one kilogram or one gram of that material by one degree Celsius. Different units may be used depending on whether specific heat is measured in s of grams or kilograms, and joules or calories.

The quantity of heat required to raise the temperature of a unit weight of a substance by one degree. ( 060)

The quantity of heat required to raise the temperature of a unit mass of a substance one degree under specified conditions.

Amount of heat required to raise the temperature of a kilogram of a substance one degree Celsius.

The amount of heat required to raise the temperature of 1g of a substance by either 1o C or 1 K. See molar heat capacity.

Specific heat is the quantity of heat required to raise the temperature of one gram of a substance by one degree Celsius.

the energy required to change the temperature of a unit mass of a substance by 1° Celsius

Cp is the specific heat capacity at constant pressure. It specifies the amount of heat required to raise the temperature of 1 kg of material by 1Â°C (K). It is measured by the standard technique of calorimetry.

The amount of heat required to raise the temperature of one unit of mass of a substance by one degree.

(Thermal Capacity) - This defines how much heat is needed to raise the temperature of one pound of material one degree Fahrenheit. Units - BTUs per pound per degree Fahrenheit (BTA/lb/°F) - Joules/Kilogram Kelvin (J/KgK). Higher numbers means that it takes more input heat energy to raise the temperature of a material.

the quantity of heat required to raise the temperature of 1 gram of a substance by 1°C.

The amount of energy that must be absorbed by a gram of a substance to raise its temperature by one degree centigrade. By convention, water is assigned a specific heat of one.

The heat capacity of a body.

The ability to absorb and communicate large quantities of heat. It is much harder to raise the temperature of water than air. A layer of water around the body does not insulate, but instead conducts heat. The temperature of pool water (approximately 83 degrees) decreases the load on the heart by assisting in cooling the body. Evaporation of sweat is one of the most important ways the body loses heat after immersion in a pool. Heat is lost much faster in water than air, allowing far greater training intensities and durations. The water's ability to cool the body is also a benefit far people who tend to overheat while exercising, and in conditions such as pregnancy or multiple sclerosis, where maintaining a lower core body temperature is very important.

is defined as the energy required to raise the temperature of a unit mass of a substance by one degree. In general, this energy will depend on how the process is executed.

The amount of heat energy that can be contained in a given weight of a substance compared to the amount of heat energy that can be contained in the same weight of water; expressed as a ratio with water equaling a specific heat of one (1)

The amount of heat it takes for a substance to be raised one degree C.

The quantity of heat, in BTU, needed to raise the temperature of one pound of a material 1°F.

Heat that is applied to or given off a material during a change of state.

the amount of energy required to raise the temperature of 1.0 grams of a substance by 1.0 degree Celsius.

THe amount of heat required to raise a specified mass by one unit of a specified temperature, usually expressed as Btu/lb/°F. or cal/g/°C.

The specific heat of a substance is the heat required to raise the temperature of unit mass of it by one degree; it has normally been expressed in the unit 'calories/gram degree kelvin'.

The amount of heat required to raise a specified mass by one unit of a specified temperature at constant pressure.

(See Mean Specific Heat)

A measurement of a material's capacity to store thermal energy.

the amount of heat required to raise a unit mass of a substance by a unit temperature

The heat required to raise a unit mass of a substance one degreee kelvin. It is the heat capacity of a system per unit mass; i.e., the ratio of the heat absorbed (or released) to the corresponding temperature rise (or fall).

The amount of heat required to raise the temperature of 1 g of the substance by 1 °C.

The amount of heat required to raise the temperature of l lb. of a substance 1°F.

Refers to the amount of calories or BTUs required to raise a quantity of a liquid one degree.

A measure of thermal energy storage capacity for a material. A high specific heat means that more thermal energy may be stored in a given mass of material.

The ability of a material to store heat. Technically as the amount of energy required to raise the temperature of unit mass of an object by a unit increment in temperature.

(Heat Capacity) is the rate of change in enthalpy with temperature. It is commonly measured at constant pressure or at constant volume. The values are different and are known as cp and cv respectively.

the amount of heat required to raise the temperature of 1 gram of a substance by 1 degree Celsius

The ratio between thermal capacity of a substance and thermal capacity of water.

The ratio of thermal energy required to raise the temperature of a body 1° to the thermal energy required to raise an equal mass of water 1°.

Compare with heat capacity. The heat required to raise the temperature of 1 g of a substance by 1°C is called the specific heat of the substance. Specific heat is an intensive property with units of J g-1 K-1.

The amount of heat required to raise the unit weight of a material one degree of temperature at constant pressure.

Temperature is measure of heat energy level whereas heat is a measure of total internal energy contained in a body. When the same quantity of heat is given to equal masses of different substances, they do not result in the same rise in temperature. The specific heat is defined as the quantity of heat energy which will rise the temperature of unit mass (1kg) of a substance by 10C. Heat = mass x specific heat x Temperature rise.

In English units, the quantity of heat, in British thermal units, needed to raise the temperature of one pound of material one degree Fahrenheit.

A property that indicates the amount of energy glass stores for each degree increase in temperature, on a per unit mass basis. Its units are J/kg-K.

The quantity of heat required to raise the temperature of a unit weight of a substance by 1 degree; usually expresses as calories/gram/C or BTU/lb./F.

ratio of the thermal capacity of a substance to that of water at 15°C. Heat required to raise 1 gram of material, such as discoloration due to heat or light.

1. The quantity of heat, expressed in Btu, required to raise the temperature of 1 lb of a substance 1°F. 2. The ratio of the thermal capacity of a substance to that of water. The specific heat at constant pressure of a gas is designated cp. The specific heat at constant volume of a gas is designated cv. The ratio of the two (cp/cv), is called the ratio of specific heats, k.

Ratio of the heat capacity of a substance to the heat capacity of water. The quantity of heat required for a 1°F temperature change per unit weight of material. Water = 1.0 Btu's/lb/°F. Most organic substances are less than 0.5, most organic solvents are between 0.4 and 0.7 and steel is 0.12.

Amount of heat required to raise a unit mass of substance one degree of temperature at either constant pressure or constant volume. Usually expressed in BTU per pound per degree F.

Ratio of quantity of heat required to raise temperature of a body one-degree to that required to raise temperature of equal mass of water one degree.

quantity of heat needed to raise the temperature of one gram of a given substance one degree Celsius.

the ratio of the thermal capacity of a substance to the thermal capacity of water.

A property of materials. The specific heat of a material indicates how much thermal energy (in joules) is required to increase a mass (in grams) of material a small temperature difference (degree C). Specific heat is one of the principal factors in determining heat capacity, conduction rates in a material ' and the thermal time constant of an object subject to heating.

The amount of heat required to raise a unit mass of a substance through one degree, expressed as a ratio of the amount of heat required to raise an equal mass of water through the same range.

The quantity of heat, expressed in Btu (joule) required to raise the temperature of 1 lb. (kilogram) of a substance 1oF (oC)

Calories needed to raise one gram of a substance by one degree centigrade. The number of Btu needed to raise one pound of a substance by one degree Fahrenheit.

Equivalent to thermal capacity, or the quantity of heat required to produce a unit change in the temperature of a unit mass.

The ratio of the quantity of heat required to raise a certain volume one degree to that required to raise an equal volume of water one degree.

See specific heat capacity.