More Lessons: http://www.MathAndScience.com Twitter: https://twitter.com/JasonGibsonMath In this lesson, you will learn the difference between heat, temperature, specific heat, and heat capacity is in physics. Heat has units of energy, in Joules, and measures the transfer of kinetic energy on a microscopic level from one material to another. Specific heat is the amount of heat needed to raise a specific amount of material a specific temperature, usually 1 degree. Using these concepts, we can calculate how much heat energy is absorbed or released when an object increases or decreases its temperature. Fundamentally, it is related to the conservation of energy law.