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Conduction is greater in solids, where atoms are in constant contact. In liquids (except liquid metals) and gases, the molecules are usually further apart, giving a lower chance of molecules colliding and passing on thermal energy.
The law of Heat Conduction, also known as Fourier's law, states that the time rate of heat transfer through a material is proportional to the negative gradient in the temperature and to the area at right angles, to that gradient, through which the heat is flowing...
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This law can be stated in two equivalent forms
1. Integral form : Amount of energy flowing into or out of a body as a whole
2. Differential form : Flows or fluxes of energy locally.
In the differential formulation of Fourier's law, the fundamental quantity is the local heat flux . This is the amount of energy flowing through an infinitesimal oriented surface per unit of time...
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