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Ch 9: Holt McDougal Physics Chapter 9: Heat

About This Chapter

The Heat chapter of this Holt McDougal Physics Companion Course helps students learn the essential physics lessons of heat. Each of these simple and fun video lessons is about five minutes long and is sequenced to align with the Heat textbook chapter.

How It Works:

  • Identify the lessons in Holt McDougal Physics' Heat chapter with which you need help.
  • Find the corresponding video lessons within this companion course chapter.
  • Watch fun videos that cover the heat topics you need to learn or review.
  • Complete the quizzes to test your understanding.
  • If you need additional help, rewatch the videos until you've mastered the material or submit a question for one of our instructors.

Students will learn:

  • Thermal physics
  • Units of temperature
  • Energy diagrams
  • Heat transfer mechanisms
  • The specific heat capacity equation
  • Calorimetry
  • Examples of latent heat

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6 Lessons in Chapter 9: Holt McDougal Physics Chapter 9: Heat
What is Thermal Energy? - Definition & Examples

1. What is Thermal Energy? - Definition & Examples

This lesson defines and identifies examples of thermal energy everywhere from your kitchen to the Earth's core. We'll discuss geothermal energy, a renewable energy source, as well.

Temperature Units: Converting Between Kelvins and Celsius

2. Temperature Units: Converting Between Kelvins and Celsius

Have you ever wondered what the lowest possible temperature is? In this lesson, you will learn what temperature measures. You will also be introduced to the Kelvin scale (an absolute scale) and learn how it relates to the Celsius scale.

Changes in Heat and Energy Diagrams

3. Changes in Heat and Energy Diagrams

Did you know that temperature and heat are not the same thing? Did you know that the temperature of water doesn't change when it boils? This lesson describes the relationship between heat and temperature. Diagrams are used to illustrate the relationship between heat and temperature during phase changes.

Mechanisms of Heat Transfer: Conduction, Convection & Radiation

4. Mechanisms of Heat Transfer: Conduction, Convection & Radiation

There are three main ways that heat is transferred between substances or objects. In this video lesson you'll learn about each one, and identify the differences between them.

How to Calculate Specific Heat Capacity for Different Substances

5. How to Calculate Specific Heat Capacity for Different Substances

This lesson describes specific heat capacity and explains how the specific heat capacity of water helps to maintain a relatively constant temperature in nature. Learn how to identify the specific heat capacity of other common materials and how to calculate specific heat capacity with an experiment.

Calorimetry: Measuring Heat Transfer and Heat Capacity

6. Calorimetry: Measuring Heat Transfer and Heat Capacity

This video lesson explains the technique of calorimetry used to measure heat transfer in chemical reactions. You will see how different materials have different specific heat capacities. You will learn how to carry out heat calculations using a simple equation.

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