Regular Article - Theoretical Physics
Cosmological analogies, Lagrangians, and symmetries for convective–radiative heat transfer
Department of Physics and Astronomy, Bishop’s University, 2600 College Street, Sherbrooke, Quebec, J1M 1Z7, Canada
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Accepted: 23 July 2020
Published online: 6 August 2020
A formal analogy between the Friedmann equation of relativistic cosmology and models of convective–radiative cooling/heating of a body (including Newton’s, Dulong–Petit’s, Newton–Stefan’s laws, and a generalization) is discussed. The analogy highlights Lagrangians, symmetries, and mathematical properties of the solutions of these cooling laws.
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