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what is heat?
a measure of the thermal energy contained in an object on an absolute scale
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what is temperature?
a measure of how hot something is on an arbitrary scale
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what is Specific heat capacity?
the energy needed to raise temperature of 1kg by 1c
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what is specific latent heat?
the energy needed to melt or boil 1kg of the material
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what is conduction?
the transfer of kinetic energy between particles
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what is convection?
the rising of a gas or liquid when it's heated because it is less dence
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what is radiation?
the transfer of energy by electro magnetic rays
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what is a frequency of a wave?
the number of complete waves passing a point in 1 second
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what is refraction?
when waves enter a more dense medium and the speed of the waves decreases.
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what's de-fraction?
the spreading out of a wave as it passes through a narrow gap
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what is the critical angle?
occurs when the angle of refraction is 90o
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