e room temperature of 25°C to the boiling point of water, which is 100°C.
However, the stainless steel pot that the water is in will also heat up from 25°C to 100°C. This pot has a mass of 2 kg.
The specific heat of water is 4181 Joules/kg - °C and the specific heat of stainless steel is 502 Joules/kg - °C.
How much heat does the stove need to apply solely to the combination of the pot and the water in joules?