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Homework Help: HEat energy given off by a person

  1. Apr 1, 2005 #1
    My physics class is doing a project where we need to calculate the airconditioning requirements for our class room.
    I need to find out the amount of heat energy given off by a person sitting at a desk, wearing shorts and tshirt.
    I have found some sites that state 100watts to 150watts
    Is this realistic?
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  3. Apr 1, 2005 #2
    find the amount of calories you burn in a certain amount of time. Work from there.


  4. Apr 1, 2005 #3


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    Yes ... 100 Watts per person is often used for engineering calculations of heat load.

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