Temperature vs. heat (heat content) vs. energy

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Izzy Ick 4B
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Temperature vs. heat (heat content) vs. energy

Postby Izzy Ick 4B » Fri Jan 08, 2016 1:42 pm

I understand that temperature and heat are different things but it would help if someone could explain that distinction and how they are related. Does an increase in temperature always lead to an increase in heat content. Or is it the other way around?

Also, is energy just another term for heat content.

Aleck Sun 1J
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Re: Temperature vs. heat (heat content) vs. energy

Postby Aleck Sun 1J » Fri Jan 08, 2016 1:59 pm

Heat is the energy transferred as a result of a temperature difference. Temperature is the specific measurement of heat. It is easier to determine the amount of heat supplied by using temperature instead of heat because heat is the direct amount of energy used. An increase of heat will always increase the temperature. Energy isn't always only referring to heat content because energy is also dependent on how much work is in the system. The total amount of energy is a combination of the work and heat put into a system.


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