Transfer of heat energy

  • Martin Harrison
  • Frank McKim
Part of the Macmillan Master Series book series (MMS)


After reading this chapter you should
  • be able to distinguish between conduction, convection, and radiation

  • be able to describe each of the ways in which heat is transferred

  • know that heat naturally flows from hotter bodies to cooler ones

  • understand aspects of house design that increase the comfort of its occupants

  • be able to use U-values to estimate rates of heat loss from a building in winter

  • understand the principles of roof lagging and double glazing in houses

  • understand how the rate of heatflow into or out of a vacuum flask is reduced

  • be able to discuss heatflow in a central heating system.


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© M. J. Harrison, F. R. McKim 1999

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  • Martin Harrison
  • Frank McKim

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