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Chapter 16: Heat Transfer
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Chapter Objectives:

  • Explain conduction and its effects.
  • Distinguish between conduction and convection.
  • Explain how heat can be transmitted through empty space.
  • Given the color and shininess of two objects, predict which is likely to absorb radiant energy more easily.
  • Compare the ability of an object to emit radiant energy with its ability to absorb radiant energy.
  • Relate the temperature difference between an object and its surroundings to the rate at which it cools.
  • Describe global warming and Earth's greenhouse effect.

Chapter Terms:

  • conduction
  • convection
  • radiation
  • Newton's Law of Cooling
  • greenhouse effect
  • solar constant
  • solar power

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Chapter Outline Framework:

  • Conduction
  • Convection
  • Radiation
    • Emission of Radiant Energy
    • Absorption of Radiant Energy
    • Reflection of Radiant Energy
    • Cooling at Night by Radiation
  • The Greenhouse Effect
  • Solar Power
  • Controlling Heat Transfer

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