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					Thermal Physics
Common Temperature
  Temperatures are reported in degrees
  Celsius or degrees Fahrenheit.

    Temperatures changed, on the
    other hand, are reported in Celsius
    degrees or Fahrenheit degrees:
Converting from a Fahrenheit to a Celsius Temperature

A healthy person has an oral temperature of 98.6oF. What would this
reading be on the Celsius scale?

                            degrees above ice point

         ice point
Converting from a Celsius to a Fahrenheit Temperature
A time and temperature sign on a bank indicates that the outdoor
temperature is -20.0oC. Find the corresponding temperature on
the Fahrenheit scale.

                                     degrees below ice point

      ice point
Kelvin Temperature Scale
Thermometers make use of the change in some physical property with
temperature. A property that changes with temperature is called a
thermometric property.

Heat is energy that flows from a higher-
temperature object to a lower-temperature
object because of a difference in
SI Unit of Heat: joule (J)
                       The heat that flows from
                       hot to cold
                       originates in the internal
1 kcal = 4186 joules
                       energy of
1 cal = 4.186 joules
                       the hot substance.
1 BTU = 1055 J
                       It is not correct to say
                       that a substance
                       contains heat.
Heat and Temperature Change: Specific Heat Capacity

The heat that must be supplied or removed to change the temperature of
a substance is

                                             specific heat

  Common Unit for Specific Heat Capacity: J/(kg·Co)
In a half-hour, a 65-kg jogger can generate 8.0x105J of heat. This heat
is removed from the body by a variety of means, including the body’s
own temperature-regulating mechanisms. If the heat were not
removed, how much would the body temperature increase?
Heat and Phase Change: Latent Heat
Heat = transfer of energy
   From someplace hot to someplace cold
   Convection
   Conduction
   Radiation
Convection is the process in which heat is carried from one place
to another by the bulk movement of a fluid.
Concepts in action
Hot water baseboard heating units are mounted on the
wall next to the floor. The cooling coil in a refrigerator is
mounted near the top of the refrigerator. Each location is
designed to maximize the production of convection
Forced Convection

Conduction is the process whereby heat is transferred directly through
a material, with any bulk motion of the material playing no role in the

One mechanism for conduction occurs when the atoms or molecules
in a hotter part of the material vibrate or move with greater energy than
those in a cooler part.

         By means of collisions, the more energetic molecules pass on
         some of their energy to their less energetic neighbors.

Another mechanism is free electrons within a metal conduct heat.

Materials that conduct heat well are called thermal conductors, and those
that conduct heat poorly are called thermal insulators.

   The amount of heat during a time t through a bar of bar depends on
 The heat Q conducted Q that is conducted through the length
   a number of factors:
 L and cross-sectional area A is

  1. The time during which conduction takes place.
  2. The temperature difference between the ends of the bar.
  3. The cross sectional area of the bar.
  4. The length of the bar.
 SI Units of Thermal Conductivity: J/(s·m·Co)
Materials with dead air
spaces are usually
excellent thermal
Example: Thermal Conduction
One wall of a house consists of
plywood backed by insulation.
The thermal conductivities of
the insulation and plywood are,
respectively, 0.030 and 0.080
J/(s·m·Co), and the area of the wall
is 35 m2.

Find the amount of heat
conducted through the wall in one
Example: Thermal Conduction

But first we must solve for the interface
Example: Thermal Conduction
Radiation is the process in which
energy is transferred by means of
electromagnetic waves.

A material that is a good absorber
is also a good emitter.

A material that absorbs completely
is called a perfect blackbody.
The emissivity e is a dimensionless number between zero and one. It
is the ratio of what an object radiates to what the object would radiate if
it were a perfect emitter.


The radiant energy Q, emitted in a time t by an object that has a
Kelvin temperature T, a surface area A, and an emissivity e, is given

                          Stefan-Boltzmann constant
Example: Radiation
The supergiant star Betelgeuse has a
   surface temperature of
about 2900 K and emits a power of
   approximately 4 x1030 W.

Assuming that Betelgeuse is a
    perfect emitter and spherical,
find its radius.
Application: Thermos Bottle

A thermos bottle minimizes heat
transfer via conduction,
convection, and radiation.