(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); 1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

A solid body X of heat capacity C is kept in an atmosphere whose temperature is 300K. At t=0 temperature of X is 400K. It cools according to Newton's Law of cooling.

At time t1 its temperature is found to be 350 K .

At this time,the body X is connected to a large box Y at atmospheric temperature through a conducting rod of length L, cross sectional area A and thermal conductivity K.

The heat capacity of Y is so large that any vibration in its temperature rod is small compared to the surface area of X.

Find temperature of X at time t=3t1

2. Relevant equations

Newton's law of cooling : dT/dt = -(4eσAT°^{3})ΔT/ms

On integrating to calculate the time it takes for the body to reach a temperature T2 from T1:

t=(ms/4eσAT°^{3}) ln ((T1 - T°)/ (T2 - T°))

H = KA/L dT

3. The attempt at a solution

Now first, the box reaches the temperature of T=350K in t1 time

So, ti = (ms/4eσA°*300^{3}) ln ((400 - 300)/ (350 - 300))

= (ms/4eσA°*300^{3}) ln 2

Now after this, a rod is connected to it, at this point I don't know if I have to consider only heat transfer through the rod, or also by radiation into the atmosphere.

Also, how do I proceed in either case?

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