Radiation, Heat Transfer & the Stefan-Boltzmann Law


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Which of the following best describes the definition of radiation as a form of heat transfer?

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1. Which of the following is an example of heat transfer by radiation?

2. Which of the following is NOT an example of a real-life example or application of radiation?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and corresponding worksheet will help you quickly test your knowledge of radiation, heat transfer and the Stefan-Boltzmann law. To pass the quiz, you'll want to know what radiation is as well as be able to identify an example of heat transfer by radiation.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this printable worksheet and quiz to review:

  • Definition of radiation as a form of heat transfer
  • Examples of real-life applications of radiation
  • Value of the emissivity of a perfect radiator of heat
  • Heat energy transfer problems

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz will let you practice the following skills:

  • Interpreting information - verify you can read information regarding the value of the emissivity and interpret it correctly
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related radiation lesson
  • Problem solving - use acquired knowledge to solve heat energy transfer problems

Additional Learning

To learn more about radiation as a type of heat transfer, review the corresponding lesson on Radiation, Heat Transfer & the Stefan-Boltzmann Law. This lesson will help you:

  • Explain why radiation does not require a medium
  • Identify how to calculate heat transference
  • Describe the conditions necessary to have a perfect radiator of energy
  • Appreciate where the sun falls on the emissivity spectrum