Conceptual Physics (12th Edition)

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

Chapter 18 - Think and Discuss - Page 353: 81


No, it is not the same. Heat spontaneously flows from an object with higher temperature to one with a lower temperature. Heat does not always flow from an object with greater internal energy to one with less internal energy.

Work Step by Step

This can be demonstrated with a counterexample. If a hot iron nail is tossed into the ocean, heat will not flow from the ocean into the nail, despite the ocean having a much greater internal energy.
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