# How is Q= mCdeltaT used, what are the variables, what are the units, and how does it work?

Mar 27, 2015

This equation gives you the amount of heat supplied($Q$ or $E$), to a material of mass $m$ and specific heat capacity($c$)

and this heat causing a change in temperature of the material $\Delta T \mathmr{and} \Delta \theta$

The Specifice Heat Capacity of a material($c$), is the amount of heat energy that causes a change in temperature of $1 K$ or 1°C per $k g$ of that material.

$Q = m c \Delta \theta$