Inertia Is Every Where.....
a: Heat conductivity ~
b: suspension on your car
What: "The more thermal mass (heat capacity) the pot has, the more slowly it will change temperature, even if it's a good heat conductor. As an analogy, I'll use cars, something I have on my mind right now because of the gigantic frost heaves in our local roads at this time of year. Heat conductivity is like the suspension on your car: good heat conduction is like a stiff suspension that "lets" you feel every bump in the road; poor heat conduction is more like a nice soft suspension with good shock absorbers. Thermal mass (heat capacity) is like the weight of your car: the heavier it is, the less it will jump up and down with the bumps; the more heat capacity, the more heat the pot soaks up before it changes temperature. So, when I drive down the road in our heavy company pickup with cushy suspension, I hardly feel the bumps."
Where: Reference Link Has Evaporated
Date: Sep 16 2013 7:54 PM
# 3638 Critique Analogy
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