Heat and temperature

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conduction

the transfer of thermal with no overall transfer of matter, within a material or between materials that are touching

convection

the transfer of thermal energy when particles of a fluid alternaty heats up and cools down

absolute zero

a temperature of 0 kelvins

radiation

the transfer of energy by waves moving through space

specific heat

the amount of heat needed to raise the temperature of one gram of material by one degree celsius

temperature

a measure of how hot or cold an object is compared to a reference point

heat energy

a form of energy that is transferred by a difference in temperature

combustion

the process of burning fuel to produce thermal energy

melting point

sthe temperature in which a solid turns into a liquid

freezing point

the temperature below which a liquid turns into a solid

boiling poiint

the temperature at which a substance changes from a liquid to a gas

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