When walking on the beach on a hot summer day, have you ever wondered why sand is warmer than water? Or have you ever noticed that most automotive coolants are water-based?
When choosing heat insulation material for a wall, which material provides the best insulation: wood, foam or brick?
The key to these questions lies in specific heat and thermal diffusivity. This lesson will help you discover the science behind these parameters.
Here are the accompanying handout slides for this lesson.