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Homework Help: Transferred heat

  1. Jul 18, 2009 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

    An 8 000-kg aluminum flagpole 100-m long is heated by the sun from a temperature of 10°C to 20°C. Find the heat transferred (in J) to the aluminum if the specific heat of aluminum is 0.215 cal/g °C.

    2. Relevant equations

    Q=mc delta T

    3. The attempt at a solution


    so i get 17200000 cal convert to J
    7.2e7 J

    is that correct??
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  3. Jul 18, 2009 #2
    i think so
  4. Jul 18, 2009 #3


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    Looks good to me too.
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