School Physics Notes: Thermal energy 2. Specific heat capacity

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Thermal energy Part 5: SPECIFIC HEAT CAPACITY - explanation and its applications - How to determine the specific heat capacity of a material - Applications of data - thermal energy stores and calculations

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2.1 Explaining and defining the specific heat capacity of materials

2.2 Examples of worked out practice questions involving specific heat

2.3 How to directly measure the specific heat capacity of a solid substance

2.4 How to directly the specific heat capacity of a liquid like water

2.5 Two ways of measuring the heat capacity of a solid using an indirect method

2.6 Applications of heat capacity data: thermal energy stores and thermal energy transfers


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Introduction to heat transfer - conduction (and thermal conductivity), convection and radiation

Specific heat capacity: How to determine it, use of data, calculations and thermal energy stores

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The density of materials and the particle model of matter

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