Another mechanism of heat transfer in addition to conduction and convection is radiative heat transfer, which involves the transport of thermal energy by electromagnetic waves. Since the application of thermal radiation to electronic equipment generally occurs in a relatively simple form, this chapter will be limited to basic knowledge of thermal radiation.

4.1Stefan-Boltzmann Law
4.2Kirchhoff’s Law and Emissivity
4.3Radiation Between Black Isothermal Surfaces
4.4Radiation Between Gray Isothermal Surfaces
4.5Extreme Climatic Conditions

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