Comment: types of heat transfer.

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types of heat transfer.

when the pot is heated.. it emits heat radiantly.
think of it like a flashlight that shines... radiant heat, transfers heat to surfaces...not air.
it "shines".
you can see examples of this in garages, and other areas with frequent large door openings.
they are up in the ceiling with reflectors behind them.

conduction, convection and radiation. are the three types of heat transfer.