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It is surprising that the thermal resistances are so different. What is being suggested makes sense if the main resistance is conduction through the wall. In that case, each small patch of surface area has a thermal resistance. All these resistances are in parallel, so the total thermal resistance is inversely proportional to the total area. This will be ...


Benard convection involves fluid flow on a horizontal plane heated from below. - Scholarpedia (peer-reviewed open access online encyclopedia) Ever since antiquity, geometers have known that only three regular polygons can tile a plane, without overlap or extra space. These are the equilateral triangle, the square, and the hexagon. Interference patterns on ...

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