Conduction, convection and radiation are all ways in which heat is transported. How does each work, and what are they useful for?
- The three types of heat transport are conduction, convection and radiation.
- Conduction is the transfer of thermal energy between molecules or objects in direct contact.
- Convection is the transfer of thermal energy by actual movement of warmed matter.
- Radiation is the transfer of thermal energy by objects hotter than their surroundings.
Hot baths, radiators, log fires – all heat you up in different ways.
There are three types of heat transport: conduction, convection and radiation.
Conduction is the transference of thermal energy between neighbouring molecules or atoms, and occurs in solids, liquids and gases.
When atoms get hot their vibrations increase.
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