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adiabatic

adiabatic  

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Applied to the changes in temperature, pressure, and volume in a parcel of air or liquid that occur as a consequence of the vertical movement of the fluid, and without any exchange of energy with the ...
calorimeter

calorimeter  

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n. any apparatus used to measure the heat lost or gained during various chemical and physical changes. For example, calorimeters may be used to determine the total energy values of different foods in ...
geophysics

geophysics  

The science concerned with all aspects of the physical properties and processes of the Earth and planetary bodies and their interpretation, including, for example, seismology, gravity, magnetism, ...
geothermal brine

geothermal brine  

Hot, concentrated, saline solution that has circulated through crustal rocks in an area of anomalously high heat flow and become enriched in substances leached from those rocks (e.g. chlorides of Na, ...
heat

heat  

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If you don't like the heat get out of the kitchen proverbial saying, mid 20th century, meaning that if you choose to work in a particular sphere you must also deal with its pressures; particularly ...
heat capacity

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World Encyclopedia

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2004
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Ratio of the heat supplied to an object to the rise in its temperature. It is measured in joules/kelvin. See

heat capacity

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Oxford Dictionary of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (2 ed.)

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2008
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symbol: C; the amount of heat required to raise the temperature of a body or a system by 1

specific heat capacity

specific heat capacity  

symbol: cp (at constant pressure) or cv (at constant volume); the quantity of heat required to raise the temperature of unit mass of a substance by one degree. It is expressed (usually) in J K−1 ...
speed of sound

speed of sound  

Symbol c or cs. The speed at which sound waves are propagated through a material medium. In air at 20°C sound travels at 344 m s−1, in water at 20°C it travels at 1461 m s−1, and in steel at 20°C at ...
thermal inertia

thermal inertia  

A measure of the responsiveness of a material to variations in temperature. In remote sensing it is measured by diurnal changes in temperature. Materials with a high heat capacity display high ...

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