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I In which case coffee will cool faster?

  1. Sep 25, 2016 #1
    Just Qualitative Analysis:
    There are many ways of cooling a coffee cup. But here I want to understand about concept of fins. So I am using a spoon to enhance the heat transfer rate. Put the spoon vertically in the cup. We have two ways to put the spoon, other one is upside down. I am curious to compare the two cases.
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  3. Sep 25, 2016 #2
    I think so upside down will be transferring the heat more faster since the area in contact with coffee is less and it will transfer the heat in the vertical direction and the heat will be start to collect at broader end of spoon where as in normal case first the heat will be spread at broader end so it will not transfer the heat as fast as the first case
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