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What three factors affect the heat transfer that is necessary to change an object’s temperature?

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The brakes in a car increase in temperature by Δ T size 12{ΔT} {} when bringing the car to rest from a speed v size 12{v} {} . How much greater would Δ T size 12{ΔT} {} be if the car initially had twice the speed? You may assume the car to stop sufficiently fast so that no heat transfers out of the brakes.

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On a hot day, the temperature of an 80,000-L swimming pool increases by 1 . 50ºC size 12{1 "." "50"°C} {} . What is the net heat transfer during this heating? Ignore any complications, such as loss of water by evaporation.

5 . 02 × 10 8 J size 12{5 "." "02" times "10" rSup { size 8{8} } `J} {}

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Show that 1 cal/g ºC = 1 kcal/kg ºC size 12{1`"cal/g" cdot °C=1`"kcal/kg" cdot °C} {} .

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To sterilize a 50.0-g glass baby bottle, we must raise its temperature from 22 . 0 ºC to 95 . C . How much heat transfer is required?

3. 07 × 10 3 J

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The same heat transfer into identical masses of different substances produces different temperature changes. Calculate the final temperature when 1.00 kcal of heat transfers into 1.00 kg of the following, originally at 20 . C : (a) water; (b) concrete; (c) steel; and (d) mercury.

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Rubbing your hands together warms them by converting work into thermal energy. If a woman rubs her hands back and forth for a total of 20 rubs, at a distance of 7.50 cm per rub, and with an average frictional force of 40.0 N, what is the temperature increase? The mass of tissues warmed is only 0.100 kg, mostly in the palms and fingers.

0 . 171º C size 12{0 "." "171"°C} {}

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A 0.250-kg block of a pure material is heated from 20 . C size 12{"20" "." 0°C} {} to 65 . C size 12{"65" "." 0°C} {} by the addition of 4.35 kJ of energy. Calculate its specific heat and identify the substance of which it is most likely composed.

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Suppose identical amounts of heat transfer into different masses of copper and water, causing identical changes in temperature. What is the ratio of the mass of copper to water?


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(a) The number of kilocalories in food is determined by calorimetry techniques in which the food is burned and the amount of heat transfer is measured. How many kilocalories per gram are there in a 5.00-g peanut if the energy from burning it is transferred to 0.500 kg of water held in a 0.100-kg aluminum cup, causing a 54 . C temperature increase? (b) Compare your answer to labeling information found on a package of peanuts and comment on whether the values are consistent.

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Following vigorous exercise, the body temperature of an 80.0-kg person is 40 . C . At what rate in watts must the person transfer thermal energy to reduce the the body temperature to 37 . C in 30.0 min, assuming the body continues to produce energy at the rate of 150 W? 1 watt = 1 joule/second or 1 W = 1 J/s .

617 W

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Even when shut down after a period of normal use, a large commercial nuclear reactor transfers thermal energy at the rate of 150 MW by the radioactive decay of fission products. This heat transfer causes a rapid increase in temperature if the cooling system fails ( 1 watt = 1 joule/second or 1 W = 1 J/s and 1 MW = 1 megawatt ) . (a) Calculate the rate of temperature increase in degrees Celsius per second ( ºC/s ) if the mass of the reactor core is 1 . 60 × 10 5 kg and it has an average specific heat of 0.3349 kJ/kgº C . (b) How long would it take to obtain a temperature increase of 2000º C , which could cause some metals holding the radioactive materials to melt? (The initial rate of temperature increase would be greater than that calculated here because the heat transfer is concentrated in a smaller mass. Later, however, the temperature increase would slow down because the 5 × 10 5 -kg steel containment vessel would also begin to heat up.)

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The figure shows a view from above of a radioactive spent fuel pool inside a nuclear power plant.
Radioactive spent-fuel pool at a nuclear power plant. Spent fuel stays hot for a long time. (credit: U.S. Department of Energy)

Questions & Answers

If a prism is fully imersed in water then the ray of light will normally dispersed or their is any difference?
Anurag Reply
the same behavior thru the prism out or in water bud abbot
If this will experimented with a hollow(vaccum) prism in water then what will be result ?
What was the previous far point of a patient who had laser correction that reduced the power of her eye by 7.00 D, producing a normal distant vision power of 50.0 D for her?
Jaydie Reply
What is the far point of a person whose eyes have a relaxed power of 50.5 D?
What is the far point of a person whose eyes have a relaxed power of 50.5 D?
A young woman with normal distant vision has a 10.0% ability to accommodate (that is, increase) the power of her eyes. What is the closest object she can see clearly?
29/20 ? maybes
In what ways does physics affect the society both positively or negatively
Princewill Reply
how can I read physics...am finding it difficult to understand...pls help
rerry Reply
try to read several books on phy don't just rely one. some authors explain better than other.
And don't forget to check out YouTube videos on the subject. Videos offer a different visual way to learn easier.
hope that helps
I have a exam on 12 february
David Reply
what is velocity
the speed of something in a given direction.
what is a magnitude in physics
Jiti Reply
Propose a force standard different from the example of a stretched spring discussed in the text. Your standard must be capable of producing the same force repeatedly.
Giovani Reply
What is meant by dielectric charge?
It's Reply
what happens to the size of charge if the dielectric is changed?
Brhanu Reply
omega= omega not +alpha t derivation
Provakar Reply
u have to derivate it respected to time ...and as w is the angular velocity uu will relace it with "thita × time""
do to be peaceful with any body
Brhanu Reply
the angle subtended at the center of sphere of radius r in steradian is equal to 4 pi how?
Saeed Reply
if for diatonic gas Cv =5R/2 then gamma is equal to 7/5 how?
define variable velocity
Ali Reply
displacement in easy way.
Mubashir Reply
binding energy per nucleon
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