The total potential and kinetic energy of all the particles in an object
The transfer of thermal energy from one object to another because of a temperature difference
The measure of how hot or cold an object is compared to a reference point
Of or relating to a temperature scale that registers the freezing point of water as 32°F and the boiling point as 212°F at one atmosphere of pressure
Celsius Scale (°C)
A temperature scale where the freezing and boiling points of water are chosen as reference points.
Kelvin Scale (K)
A scale at which the reference point is at which all motion of particles ceases.
The temperature at which all motion of particles inside a sample of mass ceases.
The amount of heat needed to raise the temperature of 1 gram of a material by 1 Celsius degree
The transfer of heat with no overall transfer of matter
The transfer of heat when particles of a liquid or gas move from one point to another
The transfer of heat by waves moving through empty space
A material that conducts thermal energy well
A material that conducts thermal energy poorly