P1A GLOSSARY

ALL THE WORDS YOU NEED TO KNOW FOR P1A SINGLE SCIENCE, OCR BOARD - HIGHER TIER, PHYSICS

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Heat energy ­ energy required to change the temperature of an
object
Specific heat capacity ­ energy required to raise the
temperature of one kilogramme by one
degree
Specific latent heat ­ energy required to change the state of
one kilogramme of a material
State ­ whether a substance is a solid, liquid or gas
Temperature ­ a measure of how hot or cold an object is
Thermogram ­ photograph taken in infra ­ red light

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