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Introduction to thermal and electrical conductivity

This teaching and learning package (TLP) provides an introductory guide to both electrical and thermal conduction. It includes a few of the basic mechanisms of conduction, some useful formulae, and some common applications of electrical and thermal conductors and insulators.

Images adapted from "Hot metalwork" by Fir0002/Flagstaffotos, and "Copper cable" by Giovanni Dall'Orto


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First created: April 2013.


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