[time-nuts] Mass vs BTU Function

Hal Murray hmurray at megapathdsl.net
Thu Jan 27 23:20:07 UTC 2011

jimlux at earthlink.net said:
> 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) 

Where did you get that?

This table says:
Aluminum   	 0.215
Copper 	0.092
Iron 	0.107 
Lead 	0.031
(units are cal/g/C)

Google found similar numbers in several other tables.

Perhaps I'm being too picky on what you mean by "around", but a factor of 7 
seems big enough to be interesting.

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