For most of my life, I’ve been fascinated by physics and how the world around us is ‘configured’. Though I’m not very good at math (I’m currently looking for a good place online to learn…suggestions appreciated!!), I’ve been able to hold my own on thought problems like those for special relativity (The light clock really made time dilation understandable!!).
What I’ve come to understand is that ‘heat’ as we know it, on a atomic level is the excitation/movement of atoms. A faster movement corresponds to a higher heat.
What I havent been able to find is where this is quantified; i.e. what difference in this movement corresponds to a one degree increase in temperature.
So…at 50F the speed of the atoms is x, while at 51F the speed has increased to x+?. Also, does this speed change based upon the atomic composition of the material being heated?
Also, I’d like to post questions to this thread for our resident physicists to show off their skills at making these topics understandable to a troglodyte such as myself.
Thanks, in advance, for your responses and the education these responses will provide me.