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Master Math: Essential Physics by David Allen Lawrence, Debra Anne Ross Lawrence

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Chapter 8HEAT AND TEMPERATURE

8.1. Temperature

8.2. Thermal Expansion

8.3. Heat as Energy

8.4. Heat Transfer

8.5. Key Concepts and Practice Problems

“Do not imagine that mathematics is hard and crabbed, and repulsive to common sense. It is merely the etherealization of common sense.”

“Overwhelmingly strong proofs of intelligent and benevolent design lie around us...”

Both attributed to Lord Kelvin

8.1. Temperature

• While we think of temperature as a measure of hotness or coldness, it is telling us the average kinetic energy of the molecules that make up a substance or material. Heat and temperature are often used in tandem as we think of a hotter substance as having a higher temperature. There is, however, a difference between heat and temperature. ...

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