Idea of Light and Heat

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Working on the class for this Wednesday and I’m marinating on the idea of light and heat. It seems like the two always go together, but people like bright yet dislike hot. So this has got me studying thermodynamics this week. Interesting thought – objects that are hot are referred to as being in possession of a large amount of thermal energy, whereas cold objects possess little thermal energy. Thermal energy then is often mistakenly defined as being synonym for the word heat. This, however, is not the case: an object cannot possess heat, but only energy.

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Jason Young February 12, 2009 at 8:09 pm

“but people like bright yet dislike hot”….

Isn’t hell supposed to be dark AND hot? I guess that would really suck. At least it did in the judgment house I went through one time when I was a kid.

:)

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