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On a cold day, why does a metal doorknob feel colder than

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Problem 1E

On a cold day, why does a metal doorknob feel colder than the wooden door?

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Solution 1E There is a thing called thermal diffusivity which is defined as the rate at which an object can transfer heat. The objects with high thermal diffusivity transfer heat at a very high rate and the objects with less thermal diffusivity transfer heat at a slower rate. When you touch a metal knob whose thermal diffusivity is very high, the heat from your hand gets transferred...

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Textbook: Conceptual Physics
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Author: Paul G. Hewitt
ISBN: 9780321909107

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