Conceptual Physics (12th Edition)

Published by Addison-Wesley
ISBN 10: 0321909100
ISBN 13: 978-0-32190-910-7

Chapter 16 - Think and Discuss: 85

Answer

You would stay warmer in the igloo.

Work Step by Step

Snow (with its many air pockets) is about as good an insulator as wood. However, you would be warmer in the igloo, with its thicker walls, than in a wooden shack. The wooden walls would also have cracks to let drafts in. This is discussed on pages 303-304.
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