Macroscopic Heat

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Suppose we have a small object with a planar surface and we can make that object/surface vibrate at an amplitude and frequency representative of the 'wriggling' of atoms/molecules at the atomic level. Will we feel heat if we then touch the planar surface? Can heat be sensed from a macroscopic 'replication' of normal, microscopic heat?


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No. If you wiggle the object at a rate comparable to the vibrations at the atomic scale, the entire thing will disintegrate. As will your device that does the wiggling.
 
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No. If you wiggle the object at a rate comparable to the vibrations at the atomic scale, the entire thing will disintegrate. As will your device that does the wiggling.

Thanx Drakkith, never suspected that...

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