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ERIC Number: EJ860638
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-May
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 18
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0143-0807
Similarity Theory and Dimensionless Numbers in Heat Transfer
Marin, E.; Calderon, A.; Delgado-Vasallo, O.
European Journal of Physics, v30 n3 p439-445 May 2009
We present basic concepts underlying the so-called similarity theory that in our opinion should be explained in basic undergraduate general physics courses when dealing with heat transport problems, in particular with those involving natural or free convection. A simple example is described that can be useful in showing a criterion for neglecting convection heat transfer effects in a given experimental situation. (Contains 1 table and 2 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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