# Specific Heat

Written by Jerry Ratzlaff on . Posted in Thermodynamics

Specific heat, abbreviated as c, also called specific heat capacity, is the amount of heat required to raise the temperature of a material 1 degree.

### Specific Heat Formula

$$\large{ c = \frac {Q } {m \; \Delta T} }$$

$$\large{ c = \frac{v^2 } {2 \; Ec \; \triangle T} }$$     (Eckert number)

Where:

$$\large{ c }$$ = specific heat

$$\large{ Ec }$$ = Eckert number

$$\large{ m }$$ = mass

$$\large{ \Delta T }$$ = temperature change

$$\large{ Q }$$ = thermal energy or heat transfer

$$\large{ v }$$ = velocity

Tags: Equations for Heat