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Descriptions of Fourier's experiment with conductive heating seem to indicate that temperature measurements along a bar heated at one end rise & fall like a sine wave. Is this the actual profile or are they just talking about Fourier's method of adding sine & cosine equations to analyze a discontinuous function? I myself have never witnessed a wave-like temperature profile.
Re: What is the actual temperature profile of a bar heated at one end?
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