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written by Carl Rod Nave
This Hyperphysics article, from Georgia State University, describes the cooling process of the human body. Models are provided for perspiration, conduction, and radiation, with formulas and calculations using typical values.  In addition, a built-in calculator enables visitors to change variables and explore the results. Links provide further information.
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image credit: NASA/IPAC; image source; no larger image available This resource was a Physics To Go feature from September 16, 2008 until October 1, 2008. View the feature here!

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Keywords: blackbody radiation, cooling, heat radiation, perspiration, radiation, sweat, thermal, thermal radiation, thermodynamics
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