One thermometer is placed half metre above the tip of the fire and one thermometer is placed half metre at the side of the fire. Would the readings of the two thermometers be same or different and why?

Asked by Topperlearning User | 15th Apr, 2015, 04:38: PM

Expert Answer:

The thermometer above the fire would show higher temperature as compared to the thermometer placed at the side of the fire because above the fire, heat is received due to radiation as well as convection whereas at the side of fire, heat is received only due to radiation.

Answered by  | 15th Apr, 2015, 06:38: PM