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- Conduction can be defined as the heat transfer through a substance because of a temperature gradient. The rate of heat transfer by conduction between two regions of a substance is proportional to the temperature difference between them. The constant of propotionality is called thermal conductivity of the material.
- Mathematically, it can be described by using the Fourier's law: