heat conduction

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heat conduction

[′hēt kən‚dək·shən]
(thermodynamics)
The flow of thermal energy through a substance from a higher-to a lower-temperature region.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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The total heat flux on the summer design day with no shading was computed using Newton's Law of Cooling and nodal resistances.
Convective heat loss for various surfaces is determined by using Newton's law of cooling
The simulation was carried out based on the Fourier's law of heat conduction and Newton Law of cooling. The Fourier's law of heat conduction is stated as [11]:
Using excerpts of a Year 12 student's report on modelling Newton's law of cooling, this paper argues that when students engage with the discourse of their mathematics classroom in a manner that promotes the communication of ideas, they employ mathematical modelling practices that reflect the cyclical approaches to modelling employed by mathematicians.
The basic relationship for heat transfer by convection is the well known Newton's Law of Cooling (1).
Week 2: Equilibrium and Stability in one dimension (1st order), Newton's Law of Cooling Review vector calculus, Newton's laws, conservative systems
(More information follows and you can see that basically this is about Newton's law of cooling.)
(American heat transfer texts call this equation "Newton's law of cooling," but it should be attributed to Fourier.)
Newton's law of cooling is used to model the temperature change of an object that is at some initial elevated temperature placed in an environment of a lower temperature.
Since the rate of cooling is directly proportional to the temperature difference (Newton's law of cooling), we find that it takes 3 x (65/35) = 5.5 minutes for the coffee to cool in the second case - an argument for putting in the milk first to slow down the cooling process.

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