Department of Pre-University Education, KarnatakaPUC Karnataka Science Class 11
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Standing in the Sun is More Pleasant on a Cold Winter Day than Standing in Shade. is the Temperature of Air in the Sun Considerably Higher - Physics

Short Note

Standing in the sun is more pleasant on a cold winter day than standing in shade. Is the temperature of air in the sun considerably higher than that of the air in shade?

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Solution

The heat coming from the sun to us is through the radiation. On colder winter days, when we stand in shade, we do not get the heat of the sun from the radiation. Though we feel cool in the shade, the temperature of the air in shady as well as non-shady regions is the same.

Concept: Heat Transfer - Radiation
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HC Verma Class 11, Class 12 Concepts of Physics Vol. 2
Chapter 6 Heat Transfer
Short Answers | Q 9 | Page 97
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