Enter the mass, specific heat, and change in temperature to calculate the thermal energy.

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## Thermal Energy Formula

The following formula is used to calculate the thermal energy.

Q = m*c*ΔT

- Where Q is the thermal energy (J)
- m is the mass
- c is the specific heat
- ΔT is the change in temperature

## Thermal Energy Definition

A thermal energy is defined as the total energy contained within heat.

## Thermal Energy Example

How to calculate thermal energy?

**First, determine the mass.**Measure the mass of the object, typically in units of kilograms.

**Next, determine the specific heat.**Look up the specific heat of the object.

**Next, determine the change in temperature.**Measure the absolute change in temperature of the object over a given time period.

**Finally, calculate the thermal energy.**Using the formula above, calculate the thermal energy.

## FAQ

**What is a thermal energy?**

A thermal energy is a measure of the internal energy of an object stored through the movement of it’s particles.