Heat Transfer Through Conduction: Equation & Examples


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Which of the following correctly defines conduction?

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1. Which of the following is NOT an example of conduction?

2. Which of the following IS an example of conduction?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet will test your understanding of conduction, one form of heat transfer. To pass the quiz you will need to understand the basic concept of conduction, as well as the mathematical formulas used to solve applied questions.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be asked to recall:

  • The definition of conduction
  • Equations used to solve problems of heat transfer and heat loss
  • Various scenarios that illustrate conduction

Skills Practiced

  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine real-world situations as they relate to thermal conductivity
  • Problem solving - use acquired formulas to solve theoretical questions about heat transfer and heat loss
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding conduction and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about what causes something to feel hot or cold to the touch

Additional Learning

To learn more about conduction, see the accompanying lesson called Heat Transfer Through Conduction: Equation & Examples. This lesson covers:

  • The relevance of thermal equilibrium
  • The conductive nature of different materials and examples
  • Formulas to determine the rate of heat transfer between objects
  • Units of measurement
  • The definition of temperature