1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data Hi all. This is not a homework-question, but something I've thought about. 1) When I put a frying-pan on the hotplate (let's say that the hotplate has a temperature of 400 K), then no matter how long the frying-pan is on the plate, the maximum temperature the pan will gain is 400 K? 2) When you touch a piece of steel when it is summer-time (e.g. a hand-rail), the steel sometimes feels extremely hot. This is of course because the steel conducts heat very well. But what is the maximum temperature this steel can acquire? Thanks in advance.