College Physics

11th Edition
Raymond A. Serway + 1 other
ISBN: 9781305952300



College Physics

11th Edition
Raymond A. Serway + 1 other
ISBN: 9781305952300
Textbook Problem

A 0.200-kg aluminum cup contains 800. g of water in thermal equilibrium with the cup at 80.°C. The combination of cup and water is cooled uniformly so that the temperature decreases by 1.5°C per minute. At what rate is energy being removed? Express your answer in watts.

To determine
Rate at which the energy is being removed.


Given Info: Mass of the aluminum cup is 0.200 kg, mass of the water is 800 kg, rate of decrease in temperature is 15°C/min .

Formula to the rate of energy transfer is,


  • P is the rate of energy transfer,
  • Q is the heat energy given out from water – cup system.
  • Δt is the time,

Formula to calculate the heat energy of the water – cup system is,


  • mW is the mass of water,
  • mCup is the mass of the cup,
  • cW is the specific heat of water,
  • cCup is the specific heat of cup,
  • ΔT is the change in temperature,

Use [mWcW+mCupcCup]ΔT for Q in P=QΔt .


Substitute 0

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