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Posted by on Friday, April 4, 2008 at 12:05pm.


A hot object has more thermal energy than a similar cold object only because of greater kinetic energy.


  • physics repost - , Friday, April 4, 2008 at 12:24pm

    Increasing temperature will indeed increase the thermal energy. However, the increase in thermal energy is not (in general) only an increase in average kinetic energy.

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