Problem: A metal rod, with a length of 2 cm and a cross sectional area of 50 cm2, is connected beteween a hot reservoir at 300°C and a cold reservoir at 15°C. If you measure the heat current in the rod to be 1.5 kW, what is the thermal conductivity of the metal used to make the rod?

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A metal rod, with a length of 2 cm and a cross sectional area of 50 cm2, is connected beteween a hot reservoir at 300°C and a cold reservoir at 15°C. If you measure the heat current in the rod to be 1.5 kW, what is the thermal conductivity of the metal used to make the rod?

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