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ERIC Number: EJ1032824
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Feb
Pages: 3
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 13
ISSN: ISSN-0031-921X
Measurement of the Convective Heat-Transfer Coefficient
Conti, Rosaria; Gallitto, Aurelio Agliolo; Fiordilino, Emilio
Physics Teacher, v52 n2 p109-111 Feb 2014
We propose an experiment for investigating how objects cool down toward the thermal equilibrium with their surroundings. We describe the time dependence of the temperature difference of the cooling objects and the environment with an exponential decay function. By measuring the thermal constant t, we determine the convective heat-transfer coefficient, which is a characteristic constant of the convection system.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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