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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