Conceptual Physics (12th Edition)

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

Chapter 16 - Think and Explain: 43

Answer

Our bodies are warmer than $70^{\circ}F$. Air at $70^{\circ}F$ doesn't feel too cold because air is a poor heat conductor, and doesn't conduct heat too rapidly from our bodies. However, water is a better heat conductor and wicks heat rapidly from our bodies.

Work Step by Step

This is discussed on page 304.
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