GP Heat

Thermal capacity of a body depends on the

  1. mass of the body only
  2. mass and shape of the body only
  3. density of the body
  4. mass, shape and temperature of the body


The heat capacity of a body is the quantity of heat required to raise the temperature of the body by one degree. It is measured in J/K and depends on the mass.

The specific heat capacity is designed to eliminate mass as a factor by dividing by mass, so it depends only on the material the object is made of. It is measured in units of J/kg K.

The correct option is A.