ERTH 535:
Planetary Climate Change
(Spring 2018)
Pre-class Quiz #4:
Heat Capacity and Specific Heat
Dr. Dave Dempsey
Dept. of Earth & Climate Sci.
SFSU

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(Responses must be submitted via iLearn by 12:00 p.m. on Monday, April 16.)

Description: The questions below address material relevant to understanding heat capacity and specific heat. It is based on the handout, "Heat Capacity and Specific Heat" (PDF file).

Questions:

(1) Multiple Choice. Heat Capacity. What determines the heat capacity of an object? (Pick the one best answer.)

  1. The volume occupied by the object and it's albedo.
  2. The amount of heat that the object contains.
  3. The temperature and volume of the object.
  4. The mass and type of material of the object.

(2) Multiple Choice. Specific Heat. What determines the specific heat of an object? (Pick the one best answer.)

  1. The type of material of the object.
  2. The mass and type of material of the object.
  3. The albedo and temperature of the object.
  4. The amount of heat in the object and its temperature.

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