# Homework Help: Heat Transfer - Heat Flux (thermal Resistance)

1. Aug 30, 2013

### Icetray

1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

Hi guys,

I don't really need help with answering the dollowing question but just have a quick question about it.

I solved the first part of the question with an energy balance by letting $q_{conduction}$ = $q_{convection}$ to get the temperature of he outer surface temperature of the wire.

For the heat flux part, why can't the heat flux = $q_{conduction}$ = $q_{convection}$? Shouldn't the heat flux be constant throughout?