Chapter 10: Heat and Heat Technology

16 terms by sparks04 

Create a new folder

Advertisement Upgrade to remove ads

thermal pollution

The excessive heating of a body of water.

temperature

A measure of how hot (or cold) something is; specifically, a measure of the average kinetic energy of the particles in an object.

heat engine

A machine that uses heat to do work.

insulation

A substance that reduces the transfer of thermal energy.

change of state

The conversion of a substance from one physical form to another.

states of matter

The physical forms in which a substance can exit.

specific heat capacity

The amount of energy needed to change the temperature of 1 kg of a substance by 1 degree C.

radiation

The transfer of energy through matter or space as electromagnetic waves, such as visible light and infrared waves.

convection

The transfer of thermal energy by the movement of a liquid or a gas.

insulator

A substance that does not conduct thermal energy very well.

conductor

A substance that conducts thermal energy very well.

conduction

The transfer of thermal energy from one substance to another through direct contact.

thermal energy

The total energy of the particles that make up an object.

heat

The transfer of energy between objects that are at different temperatures.

absolute zero

The lowest possible temperature (0 K, -273 degree C)

thermal expansion

The increase in volume of a substance due to an increase in temperature.

Please allow access to your computer’s microphone to use Voice Recording.

Having trouble? Click here for help.

We can’t access your microphone!

Click the icon above to update your browser permissions above and try again

Example:

Reload the page to try again!

Reload

Press Cmd-0 to reset your zoom

Press Ctrl-0 to reset your zoom

It looks like your browser might be zoomed in or out. Your browser needs to be zoomed to a normal size to record audio.

Please upgrade Flash or install Chrome
to use Voice Recording.

For more help, see our troubleshooting page.

Your microphone is muted

For help fixing this issue, see this FAQ.

Star this term

You can study starred terms together

NEW! Voice Recording

Create Set