Sensible Heat



Heat that results in a temperature change is said to be "sensible" (although this term is falling out of favor). This is because it can be "sensed" I assume.

1781 Wilcke comes up with the concept of specific heats.

1819 Objects have a heat capacity, while materials have a specific heat capacity (often just called specific heat) was first defined by Pierre-Louis Dulong and Alexis-Thérèse Petit, France, 1819.

The specific heat of a material is the amount of heat required to change a unit mass of a substance by one unit of temperature.

Q = mcΔT