What is the need of measuring temperature instead of heat?

Asked by Nimmi | 4th May, 2018, 03:24: PM

Expert Answer:

Temperature is a measure of hotness and coldness of a body. 
Temperature can be measured with the help of thermometer.
Heat is a kind of energy which is transferred from one body to another. 
 
Amount of heat gained or lost is given by,
Q= m x s x t
where, Q- amount of heat gained or lost
m- mass of body 
s- specific heat capacity
t- rise in temperature 
 
Thus from this we understand that in order to calculate amount of heat lost or gained we must know the initial and the final temperature of body.  

Answered by Shiwani Sawant | 4th May, 2018, 06:08: PM