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Name:  Resti P.
Status: student
Age: 12
Location: N/A
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Date: 2000-2001


Question:
Why items constructed if metal such as door knobs, metal table, desk and file cabinets always feel colder to touch than other items like wooden desk or book?


Replies:
Metals conduct thermal energy easily, and you perceive "cold" as a rapid loss of thermal energy.

---Nathan A. Unterman



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