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Heat Conduction

  1. Jan 20, 2008 #1
    If a wooden cylinder at 298K with perfectly insulated sides (other than the one in contact with the hot plate) where placed with one end on a hot plate until any point on the cylinder reached a temperature of 523K and the power of the hot plate is known and it all goes into the wood. How long would it take?

    I created this question for an essay which is intended to go beyond the syllabus so my textbook does not cover this topic. I know that the temperature will first be reached at the part of the cylinder which is in contact with the hot plate, however I don't know the total amount of heat required because each part of the cylinder will reach a different temperature.
     
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  3. Jan 21, 2008 #2
    What would you do if it wasn't wood?
     
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