Thermal radiation

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Thermal Radiation is radiation that can be detected as either heat or light.[1] It is a form of heat transfer that is moved from one place to another by electromagnetic radiation. It does not require a form of matter to be transferred. An example would be a person in front of a fire. He or she would feel heat as radiation even if the air was cold.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. Robert Siegel, Thermal Radiation Heat Transfer, Fourth Edition (London; New York: Taylor & Francis, 2002), p. 1
  2. Mahesh M. Rathore; Raul Raymond Kapuno, Engineering Heat Transfer (Sudbury, MA: Jones & Bartlett Learning, 2011), p. 807