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heat capacity

n.
The ratio of the heat energy absorbed by a substance to the substance's increase in temperature. Also called thermal capacity.

heat capacity

n
(General Physics) the heat required to raise the temperature of a substance by unit temperature interval under specified conditions, usually measured in joules per kelvin. Symbol: Cp (for constant pressure) or Cv (for constant volume)
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Figure 3 illustrates how compatibility is estimated from a differential heat capacity curve in MDSC.
The measurements of thermal conductivity, heat capacity and thermal diffusivity play an important role in the rubber industry, mainly in tire construction, because these values and their changes directly influence the instantaneous value of viscosity, loss factor tg[delta], and because of that, the adhesion of the tire to a road surface.
The closing chapters illustrate how to apply the methods to calculate density, vapor pressure, enthalpy, heat capacity, viscosity, diffusion coefficients, surface tension, and phase equilibrium.
Thus, the only significant variables of chills, besides their material properties, were their volume, representing the heat capacity and contact surface area, which influenced heat exchange between the chill and the casting.
In particular, when investigators plotted how the heat capacity, compressibility, and several other prop erties change in supercooled water as the liquid's temperature drops under ordinary pressures, the researchers noted that the extrapolated lines went off the charts at around the same temperature, -45[degrees]C.
Some of these early data for ammonia and steam, most notably the heat capacity and heat of vaporization data, still are considered to be among the very best available.
7 MW, the power capacity is 242 MW and the heat capacity is 434.
In this case, heat capacity rules the calculations.
The effective/apparent heat capacity method and the enthalpy method are the two preferred numerical methods.
To simulate the experimental method accurately, the specific heat capacity of the composites have to be determined.
The British author illustrates how to calculate the rate of a chemical reaction, the potential energy of a three- dimensional harmonic oscillator, macroscopic thermodynamic quantities, heat capacity, variation of enthalpy with temperature, and an expectation value.