Problem 19.8: Calorimetry: find the specific heat
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A piece of metal sits in a thermally insulated container of water (position is given in centimeters, temperature is given in kelvin, and time is given in arbitrary units). Restart. The dimension of the water you cannot see (into the computer screen) is 25 cm and the dimension of the metal you cannot see is 10 cm. The mass of the metal is 2 kg. The graphs show the temperature of the metal and of the water as a function of time. What is the specific heat capacity of the metal?
Problem authored by Anne J. Cox.