University Physics with Modern Physics (14th Edition)

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ISBN 13: 978-0-32197-361-0

Chapter 17 - Temperature and Heat - Problems - Discussion Questions - Page 573: Q17.15


This is because of evaporative cooling.

Work Step by Step

The water on your skin evaporates because it absorbs energy from its surroundings – i.e., from your body, and this cools you off. Once you are dry, the process of evaporative cooling stops. You still lose heat to the cooler room, but at a slower rate.
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