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Do spherical ovens conserve heat better than others?

  1. Aug 1, 2010 #1
    How does blackbody physics explain its ideal (or practical) shape for greatest thermal efficiency?
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  3. Aug 2, 2010 #2
    I may be oversimplifying here, but isn't it quite obvious? When you minimize the surface area, heat transfer is less efficient.
  4. Aug 4, 2010 #3
    Might thermal conservation by a blackbody be a function of temperature alone?
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