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Conceptual Question About Heat

  1. Mar 30, 2009 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    Explain why a tile floor feels cold on your feet, but a carpeted floor in a room with the same temperature feels warm.

    2. Relevant equations

    3. The attempt at a solution
    I think it's because the carpet is a better insulator and loses its energy much more slowly than the tile.
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  3. Mar 30, 2009 #2


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    Pretty much.

    Maybe consider the mass of the tile and its thermal conductivity to that of the carpet and why it might appear as a better insulator?
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