the lowest temperature that is theoretically possible, at which the motion of particles that constitutes heat would be minimal. It is zero on the Kelvin scale, equivalent to -273.15°C or -459.67°F.
Thermal equilibrium is when the temperature of a system or organism is equal to the temperature of its surroundings. It is part of the zeroth law of thermodynamics. The zeroth law is" if 2 things are at the same temperature, no heat will flow between them. If they are next to each other, they will be in thermal equilibrium. This means things at the same temperature are the same temperature. For example, if hot tea is in a room where it is cold, the tea will also become cold. If the tea is the same temperature as the room then they will stay the same temperature.
Convection currents are vertical circular movements of fluids that transfer energy due to changes in density.
specific heat capacity
thermal conductivity The term for how substances conduct thermal energy is thermal conductivity.
loss of thermal energy from your finger
total thermal energy
An example of conduction is a the heating of a pan on top of an electric stove.
65 degrees Fahrenheit = 18.3 degrees Celsius.
the distance a wave travels in a given amount
A calorie is the necessary heat to raise the temperature of 1 g water with 1 oC.
If two transverse waves have the same wavelength, the wave with the __________ has the greatest wave speed.