# Cooling a ball of Iron

If I have an ocean with constant temp 10 degrees celcius and I throw in an 8 gram iron ball that's 50 degrees celcius, I'd like to find how to calculate the amount of energy that flows into the water before equilibrium.

How would I go about doing this?

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How big is the ocean? – fizzer Mar 29 '11 at 12:10
Mark has provided you with an answer, but in my opinion this question is way too elementary for this site, so I am voting to close. Don't take this personally. If your question has some hidden nontrivial content, please update it and I'll remove my vote. – Marek Mar 29 '11 at 12:15
Oh I see, I wasn't aware that there was a lower bound on difficulty for this site. I just started learning thermal physics, unfortunately. You're probably right though.. – Navin Aggrawal Mar 29 '11 at 12:29
sorry but there is a definite policy not to make this a homework answers site. ps. Assume the ocean doesn't change temperature so this is just the amount of energy in a ball of iron heated by 40deg (Q = mcT) – Martin Beckett Mar 29 '11 at 15:24