Summary: Heat Capacity Option for
5 September, 2002
Heat Capacity Summary
What is heat capacity?
Why do customers want it?
How to calibrate and measure
What is Heat Capacity?
The amount of heat required to raise the
temperature a given amount:
Q is heat in energy units (Joules)
Thermal analog to mass
Mass describes how hard it is to change an
Heat capacity describes how hard it is to change
an object's temperature