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Old Nov 10th 2008, 01:10 AM   #1
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Heat Transfer

I have data for a scenario in which a hot ball is placed on aluminium rails. I heated the ball to various temperatures, and then placed the ball on the aluminium rails, and measured the maximum temperature which these rails reached.

My independant variable was the heat of the ball, and the dependant variable was the maximum temperature reached by the aluminium rails.

When I got this data, and did a StatPlot on my graphics calculator, I found the pattern was linear, so I did a LinReg and got a linear function of r^2 = 0.993.

I'm just wondering, is there a law which connects the temperatures of two objects (such as the ball and rails in this case) which I could apply to this scenario, and use as an alternative to my Linear regression?
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