Temperature and heat

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Abstract

When we talk about temperature and heat in everyday language, we usually mean the same thing. However, in physics these two terms have specific meanings. At a basic level, temperature refers to how hot or cold an object or system is. We will explore a more comprehensive definition of temperature as we progress through the chapter. Heat refers to the transfer of energy because of a difference in temperature.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPhysics first Australian and New Zealand Edition
PublisherJohn Wiley & Sons, Ltd
Chapter12
Pages311-346
Edition1st
ISBN (Electronic)9780730382911
ISBN (Print)9780730382881
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2020

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