Warm-Up Exercise 6

Due 10:00 am, Wed, Jan. 18

Physics 123, Winter Semester, 2012

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In terms that a lay person could easily understand, explain what heat capacity is. Explain the difference between "heat capacity" and "specific heat". Why do we need both?


In your own words, what is latent heat?


This image from the text shows the temperature of water as a function of energy added. In region B and D, energy is being added but the temperature is constant. How can energy be added to a system and the temperature not change? Where is the energy going?

If you are one of the few that haven't read the syllabus yet, please do it before the next warmup.

Was there anything that you didn't understand in the reading assignment? If so, explain.

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