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Thermal energy

  1. Feb 2, 2005 #1

    rwh

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    True or False: When Queen Elizabeth throws the last sip of tea over Queen Mary's rail the ocean gets a little warmer?

    I want to say it is false because of how large the ocean is, but he heat of the tea has to go somewhere right? Which makes me want to say true. :confused:
     
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  3. Feb 2, 2005 #2

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    On normal case,it would...But let's not forget the air the tea has to travel through before coming into contact with the water...Generally,the air is cooler during the winter & a warmer during the summer...So there a lot of side factors that would normally have to be taken into account...

    Daniel.

    P.S.The answer is YES & NO.BUT IT ALL DEPENDS... :tongue2:
     
  4. Feb 2, 2005 #3

    rwh

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    Hey thanks. So if the temp of the tea is warmer than the temp of the ocean when it goes into the ocean the answer is true.
     
  5. Feb 2, 2005 #4

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    That's right...But in general,the liquid loses heat through the friction with cooler air...

    Daniel.
     
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