What is HEAT?

Energy in the process of transfer between a system and its surroundings as a result of temperature differences. However, the term is still used also to refer to the energy contained in a sample of matter. Also for temperature, eg forging or welding heat. For some of the chief branches in the study of heat, see calorimetry, heat units, internal energy, specific latent heat, mechanical equivalent of heat, radiant heat, specific heat capacity, temperature, thermal conductivity, thermometry and panel on Radiation

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