Objects of a particular temperature, surrounded by a cooler environment, tend to lose heat to their surrounding. Under the assumption that the environment is large in comparison with the object, the rate of change in the temperature of the object is determined by the difference between the object’s temperature and the ambient temperature. The ambient temperature becomes the target final temperature of the object.
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- 1.The data on the bat are from J.D. Spain, BASIC Microcomputer Models in Biology, Reading, MA: Addison-Wesley, 1992.Google Scholar