Hell I am doing thermal physics at the moment, and am up to the part on specific heat capacity. I know that the equation Q=mc[itex]\Delta[/itex]T refers to the amount of energy required to raise the temperature by 1 degree celcius, but im just a bit confused about how the energy is calculated. For example, if i have a 10kg block of marble with specific heat capacity of 600, and i want to know how much energy is required to increase the temperature by 1 degree celcius, and i do: Q=(10)(600)(1), and my final answer is 6,000, is it in joules, because its energy? Also, if i want to know how much energy is required to DECREASE the temperature by 1 degree celcius, do i do Q=(10)(600)(-1)?(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

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