The convection and conduction of heat in gases

  title={The convection and conduction of heat in gases},
  author={Irving Langmuir},
  journal={Proceedings of the American Institute of Electrical Engineers},
  • I. Langmuir
  • Physics
  • Proceedings of the American Institute of Electrical Engineers
In a previous∗ paper the author has shown that the “convection” of heat from hot wires in a gas consists essentially of conduction through a film of relatively stationary gas around the wire. From this theory the following method was derived for calculating the power necessary to maintain a wire at any given temperature. 
The Convection and Conduction of Heat in Gases
  • I. Langmuir
  • Engineering
  • Transactions of the American Institute of Electrical Engineers
  • 1912
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