University of Glasgow

The term ‘Heat Capacity’ named and first investigated by Scottish chemist Joseph Black in the 1750s. He was Professor of Anatomy and Chemistry at the University of Glasgow for 10 years.

The Specific Heat is the amount of heat per unit mass required to raise the temperature by one degree Celsius.

(Wikipedia: Specific Heat Capacity).  

You can see the formula below for calculating specific heat:




(Hyperphysics website: http://hyperphysics.phy-astr.gsu.edu/hbase/thermo/spht.html).