3 Mechanisms for Heat Transfer
Let's go back to our example of the cup
filled with hot tea left in a room at 25oC.
thermal equilibrium
.Hot Cup
of Tea
of Tea
Surrounding Air
T = 25oC
T = 25oC
Q
We have not discussed the mechanisms involved in heat transfer.
In what ways can heat be transferred?
Mechanisms for Heat Transfer

Conduction
 Fourier's Law 
Convection
 Newton's Law of cooling 
Radiation
 StefanBoltzmann Law
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