On Fri, Nov 30, 2001 at 07:48:50AM -0500, Wesley Darlington wrote:
> When transferring heat via convection, heat rises, sure. When transferring
> via radiation or "conduction", I, um, remain unconvinced of the rising-ness
> of heat.
Heat doesn't rise. It radiates out in all directions. However, hot
air rises. This is irrelevant when discussing the movement of heat
through a wall. So the whole wall will heat. Technically if you have
a hot floor then the air above it will heat and rise, but I'd imagine
hot walls wouldn't be significantly worse at heating the air in a room.
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