# Need help on this question on Newtons law of cooling

by dan4loriel
Tags: cooling, newtons
 P: 8 1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data please i need help as have been trying to solve this question: A body cools from 70°C to 50°C in 6mins when the temp of the surrounding is 30°C. what wil be the tempt of the body after another 12mins if the cooling obeys newtons law of cooling equation: dq/dt = -k(θ-θs) where m- mass of the body c-specific heat capacity of the body θ-temp of the body θs-temp of the surrounding or room 3. The attempt at a solution i tried sovling it as follows: dq=mc(70-50) =20mc dq/dt= 20mc/6= -k(70-50) =-20k dq=mc(50-θs) dq-dt=mc(50-θs)/12=-k got lost from here please help!!!!!
 P: 454 Hi. by relation q=cθ the equation is dθ/dt = -k/c (θ-θs) solving it θ　= (θ0-θs) e^-k/c t + θs where θ0 is initial temperature of the body. regards.
 P: 8 thanks for the help
 P: 8 Need help on this question on Newtons law of cooling hey, wouldnt mind if you help me in solving them as regards to the equation given
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 Quote by dan4loriel 1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data please i need help as have been trying to solve this question: A body cools from 70°C to 50°C in 6mins when the temp of the surrounding is 30°C. what wil be the tempt of the body after another 12mins if the cooling obeys newtons law of cooling equation: dq/dt = -k(θ-θs) where m- mass of the body c-specific heat capacity of the body θ-temp of the body θs-temp of the surrounding or room 3. The attempt at a solution i tried sovling it as follows: dq=mc(70-50) =20mc dq/dt= 20mc/6= -k(70-50) =-20k dq=mc(50-θs) dq-dt=mc(50-θs)/12=-k got lost from here please help!!!!!
 Quote by dan4loriel hey, wouldnt mind if you help me in solving them as regards to the equation given
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