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Raymond A. Serway + 1 other
ISBN: 9781305952300

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11th Edition
Raymond A. Serway + 1 other
ISBN: 9781305952300
Textbook Problem

On a very hot day, it’s possible to cook an egg on the hood of a tar. Would you select a black car or a white car on which to cook your egg? Why?

To determine
Which color absorbs heat better.

Explanation

Heat energy is an electromagnetic radiation emitted from all objects. An object which absorbs more heat radiation gets hotter than the objects which absorb less heat radiation.

Black color absorbs almost all the thermal radiations from the sun and gets hotter quickly. Whereas white color reflects back all the radiations from the sun and does not gets hotter quickly...

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