School Physics Notes: Thermal energy 3. Thermal conductivity & insulation

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Thermal energy Part 3. More on methods of reducing heat transfer - thermal conductivity e.g. in a house and other situations to minimise heat energy losses using insulation

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3.1 Reminders and ideas associated with thermal conductivity data

3.2 Thermal conductivity and applications of thermal energy transfer science

3.3 Heating and insulating buildings to minimise waste energy e.g. in the home

3.4 A simple experiment to investigate the insulating effectiveness of various materials


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Introduction to heat transfer - conduction (and thermal conductivity), convection and radiation

Specific heat capacity: How to determine it, use of data, calculations and thermal energy stores

More on methods of reducing heat transfer eg in a house and investigating insulating properties of materials

The density of materials and the particle model of matter

Energy transfer and efficiency - calculations and Sankey diagrams

Particle theory models, internal energy, heat transfer in state changes and latent heat and particle motion in gases (written more from a 'physics' point of view)

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