PhysicsLAB CP Workbook
Heat Transfer

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Refer to the following information for the next four questions.

The tips of both brass rods are held in the gas flame. Mark each of the following as True or False.
Heat is conducted only along Rod A.
Heat is conducted only along Rod B.
Heat is conducted equally along both Rod A and Rod B.
The idea that "heat rises" applies to heat transfer by convection, not by conduction.

Why does a bird fluff its feathers to keep warm on a cold day? 

Why does a down-filled sleeping bag keep you warm on a cold night? Why is it useless if the down is wet? 

What does convection have to do with the holes in the shade of the desk lamp? 

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