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The specific heat is the amount of heat per unit mass required to raise the temperature by one degree Celsius.
An excellent description of how Thermoses (Vacuum Flasks) work using heat transfer principles. From HowStuffWorks.com. An extremely good, informative site.
Description of some calorimetry methods and calculation examples.
Equation for determining the latent heat of fusion. Grams and calories used.
An introductory level definition of heat, with lots of extra information.
A definition of the term heat with links to related topics such as the first law of thermodynamics. Includes examples and questions.
An activity to explore energy transfer and storage
Wilhelm Rontgen (1845 - 1913) first work was on the specific heats of gases and the thermal conductivity of crystals.
Introductory page leading to many other pages on hyperphysics, each dealing with an aspect of heat and thermodynamics
This site gives details of a series of demonstrations on illustrating heat, giving details of the set-up used and the safety hazards
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