MRS HAWTHORNE Heat Vocab

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heat
thermal energy that is moving or is capable of moving
specific heat
the amount of heat needed to raise the temperature of one kilogram of a material by one degree Celsius
heat transfer
the flow of thermal energy from higher temperature to lower temperature
heat conduction
the transfer of heat by the direct contact of particles of matter
thermal equilibrium
when two objects are at the same temperature and no heat flows
convection
the transfer of heat by the motion of matter, such as by moving air or water
thermal radiation
electromagnetic waves produce by objects because of their temperature
thermal conductor
a material that allows heat to flow easily