• Heat
  • Hot weather, which may be accompanied by high humidity
Abstract from DBPedia
    In thermodynamics, heat is energy in transfer to or from a thermodynamic system, by mechanisms other than thermodynamic work or transfer of matter. The various mechanisms of energy transfer that define heat are stated in the next section of this article. Like thermodynamic work, heat transfer is a process involving more than one system, not a property of any one system. In thermodynamics, energy transferred as heat contributes to change in the system's cardinal energy variable of state, for example its internal energy, or for example its enthalpy. This is to be distinguished from the ordinary language conception of heat as a property of an isolated system. The quantity of energy transferred as heat in a process is the amount of transferred energy excluding any thermodynamic work that was done and any energy contained in matter transferred. For the precise definition of heat, it is necessary that it occur by a path that does not include transfer of matter. Though not immediately by the definition, but in special kinds of process, quantity of energy transferred as heat can be measured by its effect on the states of interacting bodies. For example, respectively in special circumstances, heat transfer can be measured by the amount of ice melted, or by change in temperature of a body in the surroundings of the system. Such methods are called calorimetry. The conventional symbol used to represent the amount of heat transferred in a thermodynamic process is Q or q. As an amount of energy (being transferred), the SI unit of heat is the joule (J).

    熱(ねつ、英: heat)は、高温の物体から低温の物体へと、熱伝導によって移動するエネルギーである。慣用的には、肌で触れてわかる熱さや冷たさといった感覚である温度の元となるエネルギーという概念を指していると考えられているが、物理学では熱と温度は明確に区別される概念である。本項目においては主に物理学的な「熱」の概念について述べる。 熱によってエネルギーが伝達されるのは、物体の間に温度差がある場合だけである(熱力学第二法則)。同じまたは高い温度の物体へ熱によってエネルギーを伝達するには、ヒートポンプのような機械力を使う(熱力学第二法則)。 熱力学における熱とは、1つの物体や系から別の物体や系へのによるエネルギー伝達の過程であり、ある物体に熱力学的な仕事以外でその物体に伝達されたエネルギーと定義される。

    (Source: http://dbpedia.org/resource/Heat)