[time-nuts] Mass vs BTU Function
Jim Lux
jimlux at earthlink.net
Thu Jan 27 21:14:36 UTC 2011
Most metals have a specific heat around .34, where water is 1.0. ( so .34 BTU to raise a pound od aluminum by 1 deg F)
The have different densities, so on a per volume basis, you want dense. Tungsten for instance or osmium
You also need to consider conductivity though. Gold is good
On Jan 27, 2011, at 3:38 PM, Perry Sandeen <sandeenpa at yahoo.com> wrote:
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> Please help me with this physics question.
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> If one has a given cube, say 2 x 2 x 2 inches. And one has the choice of aluminum, copper, or lead (just for an example). Will each store or hold the same amount of BTUs or does the density make a difference?
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> IF the density makes a difference, can someone give me the approximate difference?
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> The practical end of this question is consideration of thermal mass surrounding an oscillator,
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> TIA
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