Statement of a problem № 10733


Two bars are conducting heat from a region of higher temperature to a region of lower temperature. The bars have identical lengths and cross-sectional areas, but are made from different materials. In the drawing they are placed "in parallel" between the two temperature regions in arrangement A, whereas they are placed end to end in arrangement B. In which arrangement is the heat that is conducted the greatest? (a) The heat conducted is the same in both arrangements. (b) Arrangement A (c) Arrangement B (d) It is not possible to determine which arrangement conducts more heat.

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