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14: Heat and Heat Transfer Methods

This chapter defines and explores heat transfer, its effects, and the methods by which heat is transferred. These topics are fundamental, as well as practical, and will often be referred to in the chapters ahead.

Thumbnail: Different flame types of a Bunsen burner depend on oxygen supply. On the left a rich fuel with no premixed oxygen produces a yellow sooty diffusion flame; on the right a lean fully oxygen premixed flame produces no soot. Image used with permission (GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1.2; Jan Fijałkowski)