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Thermal radiation question. Please help me explain the theory

  1. Jan 14, 2012 #1
    Thermal radiation question. Please help me explain the theory!!

    I want to delete this post.
     
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  3. Jan 14, 2012 #2

    BruceW

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    Re: Thermal radiation question. Please help me explain the theory!!

    I agree with your answer to part a). And I think you've also written the right answer for part b): "I know that since the skin is colder than the surroundings, the body will emit more engery than it absorbs and it will cool." I think this is what the question is looking for when it asked for the significance.

    EDIT: woops, it should be that the skin is warmer than its surroundings. I'm guessing you just wrote colder by accident, because it looks like you understand the principles pretty well.
     
  4. Jan 14, 2012 #3
    Re: Thermal radiation question. Please help me explain the theory!!

    Yes, that was by accident!

    Thanks for confirming!
     
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