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Module 3: Waves and Thermodynamics

Conduction, Convection and Radiation

What is conduction, convection and radiation?

In this post, we investigate energy transfer by the process of conduction, convection, and radiation, as a part of the Prelim Physics course under the module Waves and Thermodynamics and sub-part Thermodynamics. Conduction, convection and radiation are different types of heat transfer methods. Conduction is the transfer of heat within the material itself, convection is the transfer of heat by the physical movement of hot masses of air, and radiation refers to the emission of energy in rays or waves.

In the following two videos, the topics of conduction, convection and radiation are covered, going over the physics definition and explaining how they work in the first video, while more examples are covered in the second.


Part 1: Conduction, convection and radiation explained


Part 2: Examples