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Heat Transfer

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Heat
a form of energy that is transferred by a difference in temperature
Conduction
the transfer of thermal energy from one substance to another through direct contact
Convection
the transfer of thermal energy by the circulation or movement of a liquid or gas
Conductors
a material through which energy can be easily transferred as heat (carries heat)
Insulators
a material that transfers energy poorly (does not carry heat)
Particles
extremely small units of matter
Evaporation
the process by which water changes from liquid form to an atmospheric gas
Radiation
energy that is radiated or transmitted in the form of rays or waves or particles
Solid
The state of matter in which the volume and shape of a substance are fixed.
Liquid
a substance in the fluid state of matter having no fixed shape but a fixed volume
Gas
the state of matter distinguished from the solid and liquid states by: relatively low density and viscosity