Conceptual Physics (12th Edition)

Published by Addison-Wesley
ISBN 10: 0321909100
ISBN 13: 978-0-32190-910-7

Chapter 15 - Think and Explain: 61


When a substance cools relatively slowly, it has a relatively high specific heat capacity. If we snapped our fingers and magically lowered the specific heat capacity of water, it would cool down more quickly, i.e., it'd take less time for a given temperature change, and so a hot bath would be a shorter experience.

Work Step by Step

This is discussed on pages 289-290.
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