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Chapter 2
Conduction

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Heat conduction is a process by which heat flows from a region of higher temperature to a region of lower temperature through a solid, liquid, or gaseous medium, or between different media in intimate contact. Generally, heat conduction is due to movement and interaction of molecules. Therefore, a solid is superior to a liquid in transferring heat by conduction because of its shorter distance between molecules. Similarly, a liquid has better thermal conduction characteristics than a gas. Generally, a good conductor of electricity is also a good conductor of heat.

  • 2.1 Fundamental Law of Heat Conduction
  • 2.2 General Differential Equations for Conduction
  • 2.3 One-Dimensional Heat Conduction
  • 2.4 Thermal/Electrical Analogy
  • 2.5 Lumped-System Transient Analysis
  • 2.6 Heat Conduction with Phase Change

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