<img src="https://d5nxst8fruw4z.cloudfront.net/atrk.gif?account=iA1Pi1a8Dy00ym" style="display:none" height="1" width="1" alt="" />
Skip Navigation

Chapter 13: Heat

Difficulty Level: At Grade Created by: CK-12

Credit: Flickr:Jellaluna
Source: http://www.flickr.com/photos/90859240@N00/5604638239/
License: CC BY-NC 3.0

We know that heat rises from a hot object.  This chapter studies the details of how heat moves between objects, based on their temperature and other properties.  Topics will include temperature, kinetic theory of temperature, heat energy,  and heat transfer via conduction, convection, and radiation.

Chapter Outline

Chapter Summary

1. The conversion from temperature expressed in Celsius to kelvin is

TK=TC(1KC)+273K or more simply TK=TC+273

2. The relationship between the average kinetic energy of a gas and its temperature is K¯¯¯E¯¯¯=12m(v¯t)2=32kT, where v¯t is the mean translational velocity of the molecules, m is their mass, k the Boltzmann constant, is equal to 1.38×1023JK and T the temperature is expressed in Kelvin.

3. The internal energy can be directly related to the temperature of a gas as U=N(32kT)U=32NkT

4. Energy that is transferred from one object to another object due to a temperature difference between the objects is called heat.

5. The amount of energy required to raise the temperature of one gram of water by one degree Celsius is defined as one calorie, or, as it is sometimes referred to, one “small” calorie. The calorie is therefore a measure of energy and it is equal to about 4.186 J.

Definition: 1000 small calories=1 food calorie=4186J1.00kcal=1.00kC=4186J

6. Energy can be transferred in three ways: through conduction, convection, and radiation.

a. Conduction occurs when a temperature difference exists causing the molecules of an object to transmit energy throughout the object.

b. Convection typically arises from the movement of gases or liquids over large distances.

c. Radiation is energy transferred by electromagnetic waves (or photons).

7. The relationship between the rate of heat flow (heat conduction) ΔEΔt and the temperature difference ΔT is ΔEΔt=kAΔTt. Where, the rate of heat flow ΔEΔt, is measured in Js,k is the thermal conductivity that depends upon the properties of the object, A is the cross-section of the object, and t is distance over which the heat is conducted between the two temperatures ΔT=T2T1.

8. The specific heat c of a material is the amount of energy needed to raise the temperature of one kilogram of a particular substance, one-degree Celsius.

The change in temperature ΔT of an object depends upon the amount of mass m of the object being heated, the specific heat c of the material the object is composed of and the amount of energy ΔQ transferred to the object. It can be experimentally shown that ΔT=ΔQmcΔQ=mcΔT

Image Attributions

  1. [1]^ Credit: Flickr:Jellaluna; Source: http://www.flickr.com/photos/90859240@N00/5604638239/; License: CC BY-NC 3.0


Difficulty Level:

At Grade


Date Created:

Dec 05, 2014

Last Modified:

Oct 16, 2015
You can only attach files to chapter which belong to you
If you would like to associate files with this chapter, please make a copy first.
Please wait...
Please wait...
Image Detail
Sizes: Medium | Original

Original text