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### College Physics (Urone)

Book edition 1st Edition
Author(s) Paul Peter Urone
Pages 1272 pages
ISBN 9781938168000

# How is heat transfer related to temperature?

Heat transfer is the spontaneous energy transformation that occurs due to the change in temperature.

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## Step1:Define heat transfer

Heat transfer is the transfer of energy due to a difference in the temperatures. Heat transfer between two bodies continues until the temperatures of both bodies become equal. It is a spontaneous energy transfer that results from the change in temperature.

## Step 2: Describe the relation between heat transfer and temperature

Heat transfer is directly proportional to the mass of a substance, its specific heat capacity, and the difference in temperature. It is mathematically expressed as;

$${\rm{Q = mc\Delta T}}$$

Here, $${\rm{Q}}$$ is the amount of heat transfer, $${\rm{m}}$$ is the mass of the substance, $${\rm{c}}$$ is the specific heat capacity, and $${\rm{\Delta T}}$$ is the difference in temperature.

So, the amount of heat transfer increases with the rise of the difference in temperature.