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Energy transfer by heating

Key Words

Conduction - the process where vibrating particles transfer energy to neighbouring particles.

Thermal conductivity - measure of how quickly energy is transferred through a material.

Convection - energetic particles move away from hotter to cooler regions.

Convection currents - the cycle of warm air rising and cool air sinks.

Lubrication - used to reduce the friction between objects' surfaces when they move.

Insulation - reduces the rate of energy transfer by heating.

 

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Thermal Insulators

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Specific Heat Capacity

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