Chapter 12 Agitated atoms: Materials and heat

Chapter contents

  • 12.1 Introduction and synopsis 244
  • 12.2 Thermal properties: definition and measurement 244
  • 12.3 The big picture: thermal property charts 248
  • 12.4 Drilling down: the physics of thermal properties 251
  • 12.5 Manipulating thermal properties 255
  • 12.6 Design to exploit thermal properties 257
  • 12.7 Summary and conclusions 266
  • 12.8 Further reading 267
  • 12.9 Exercises 267
  • 12.10 Exploring design with CES 269
  • 12.11 Exploring the science with CES Elements 270

A heat exchanger.

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12.1 Introduction and synopsis

Thermal properties quantify ...

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