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  1. SpecificHeat Thermal Physics: Unit 04 IDS Physics: M. Blachly

  2. The Blachly Scale • Mr. Blachly invents a new temperature scale: • 100 B is the temperature at which a Twix Bar starts to melt. (30C) • 40 B is the temperature at which a Twix Bar is perfect for eating. (5C) • What is room temperature, 22 C, in B

  3. The Blachly Scale

  4. Pizza Capacity

  5. Heat Capacity • Demo: the candle and the balloon

  6. Heat Capacity • All substances will change temperature as they gain thermal energy. • The magnitude of the chance depends on the substance and the mass.

  7. Heat Capacity

  8. Heat Capacity

  9. Example • To take a bath, you need to warm up 300 kg. of water from 55 F to 105 F. How much energy will you need? • If energy costs $0.10 per 3.6 MJ, what will it cost?

  10. Applications • Feel the leg of your chair and the leg of the table. Are they the same temperature? • Why is the hard floor cold and the carpet warm? • Why do some parts of the pizza burn your mouth and other parts do not? • Coke in bottles vs. coke in cans