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    Jun 7, 2015, 05:42 AM
    Is physical contact is necessary for heat transfer or not?
    Is thermal contact is necessary for attaining the condition of thermal equilibrium?
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    Jun 7, 2015, 07:24 PM
    Think about standing in the sun.
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    Jun 8, 2015, 06:03 AM
    The title of the thread asks about "physical contact," but the question asks about "thermal contact" -- they aren't the same thing! The answer may be either yes or no, depending on which question you are asking.

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