1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data If you want a pot that will got hot as quick as possible and have a cooking surface that stays as hot as possible when heated what should the pot look like? 2. Relevant equations 3. The attempt at a solution I said that the pot should have a black exterior because it will absorb the heat from the flame very effectively. It should have a black cooking surface as well because the black surface will get a lot hotter and radiate energy to the food very effectively, much more so than a shinny surface. Does this show a conceptual understanding? Is this answer correct? Thanks.