Problem 19.10: Window: single pane versus double pane


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This animation represents a double-pane window with gas between the two panes of glass. Restart. Adjust the outside temperature and calculate the ratio of the conductivity of the glass and the conductivity of the gas inside the window (position is given in centimeters and temperature is given in kelvin). Compare (quantitatively) the heat per area conducted across the double-pane window with a window of the same total thickness made completely of glass (of the same conductivity as the glass in this problem).

Problem authored by Anne J. Cox.


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