Heat and Temperature

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Introduction to Heat and Temperature
Gonzalo Leon
Strayer University

Introduction to Heat and Temperature
Relation between the Study of Heat and Kinetic Theory
Kinetic theory can be describes as a scientific theory of the movement of an object. Kinetic theory relates to capacity of a subject to do work on another object due to their motion. Kinetic theory of matter explains that the same is compose of tiny pieces of, atoms or molecules in continues motion. The theory states that the actions of matter inside an object and the actions heat generates. Kinetic theory explains as well the temperature transition by the means of transmission, where thermal powers shows to be conducted throughout matter, heating up cooler regions. This reaction is the delivery of heat or heat flow. Kinetic theory relates to the study of heat due to the fact that once heat is produced, kinetic energy is created as well. Heat energy can convert or transfer its self into kinetic energy that could make a subject move. Definition of Heat and Temperature

Heat could simply be summarize as been energy. It is the delivery of Kinetic energy from one subject to a different one. Heat is conveyed in three different ways: radiation, convection and conduction. An example of heat by radiation could be infrared energy when this one strikes a surface. Heat by conduction occurs when two subjects are in direct contract with one another. Heat by convection can occur as the movement of a liquid or gas takes energy of a part to another. Heat is also be described as the movement of molecules and atoms that create a form of energy, that energy is call heat or and thermal energy which is exist in all matter. Also the coldest spaces matter demonstrates a very low percentage of heat. The correct portion of heat could be good or bad for an organic body as well as a non organic subject. Heat plays an important factor in our everyday life and society, without heat we wouldn’t be able...
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