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Why do we consider a wavelength range when defining spectral emissive power of a blackbody?

The spectral hemispherical emissive power of a blackbody is the amount of thermal energy emitted in the form of EMW lying in the wavelength range of $\lambda$ to $\lambda + d\lambda$ via thermal ...
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What are the factors I need to over/under estimate cost of heating in a box-like room? [closed]

For economic purposes, I am interested in studying the equilibrium of heat in a typical rectangular room from various sources, such as a classic radiator or vents. If I have a radiator sitting next to ...
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Trapping sun heat the most - greenhouse

Greenhouse have recently caught my attention lately, which yesterday I posted in Why greenhouse's inside temperature never been infinitely hot? From what I understand recently, greenhouse gases traps ...
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Thermography - objects appear hotter than they are

recently I started working with IR thermal camera (Hikvision DS-2TD1217-3/V1) and I have a slight problem. The camera works fine when there are only people in the image, however if I place a hot ...
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How much time to melt marshmallow under heat lamp?

Using the Specific Heat Formula, I found that I need to apply 612J of heat to melt 18g of marshmallow. Marshmallow has a specific heat of 2 J/(g*C), melting point of 98.6°F, and a starting room ...
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Do the tubes of an automotive radiator flow in parallel or series?

The radiator in my car is damaged. One tube has a severe gash in it. I need to drive the car about 100 km before I can get a replacement radiator installed and coolant drains too fast to reasonably ...
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Effects of Solar Shield on Electronics Enclosure

I am designing a prototype of an electronics package that will sit out on a pole in the sun 24/7 with a max ambient temperature of 50˚C and at 30˚N latitude. It produces 50W of internal heat ...
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Melt plastic powder bed with radiant heat?

I want to melt a bed of plastic powder so that the powder bed once melted and then cooled forms a solid sheet of plastic. In order to melt the powder I'm thinking of passing a nichrome (Ni80/Cr20) ...
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Calculate FTIR-system response functions from measurements of a calibrated black body

I need to find the response of my FTIR spectrometer. I do have a calibrated black-body source (area-emitter) which I measured at various temperatures. The system operates in inverse cm, cm-1. My ...
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How to calculate the volume of air required to keep electrical box cool?

I have a steel electrical box that is 15 cm x 15 cm x 10 cm. The weight of the box is 1kg. Inside the box is a relay that loses 30 Watts of heat while in operation (it's attached to a heat sink that ...
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calculating the efficiency of a microwave oven

If I want to calculate the efficiency of a microwave oven, I have the input Energy (= power (watts) x time (s)) and the output which I measured using temperature difference (q=mct). So do I divide ...
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Heat Resistance of Melamine Particle Board

I want to make a cheap thermoforming fixture out of melamine particle board so I can form some PETG plastic sheets. The forming temperature ( hence oven temp) for thermoforming PETG is around 300 deg. ...
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Mount thermal imaging camera on ordinary optical microscope?

Anyone tried mounting thermal imaging camera on ordinary optical microscope? I know it is unlikely to work. Because of different refraction index and possible absorption of IR radiation by the lens.
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Flow of hot gasses around the pipe

I have the following problem: there is a copper pipe getting through a wooden wall. On one side of the wall (hot side), I have elevated temperature which is defined by radiation and convection. On the ...
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How cold for lack of heat?

I know that on the moon, while the daytime surface temperature can be above 270° F, in the shade but a few feet above the surface temperature can get quite low. Wondering whether a similar phenomenon ...