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Physics for Scientists and Engineers: A Strategic Approach with Modern Physics
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The ends of a 20-cm-long, 2.0-cm-diameter rod are maintained at and by immersion in an ice-water bath and boiling water. Heat is conducted through the rod at 4.5 * 104 J per hour. Of what material is the rod made?

The material of which the rod is made is iron.

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Step 1: Description of Material

Here,

Step 2: Final Calculation

Here,

It can be found that the thermal conductivity of iron is

Therefore, the material is iron.

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