Heat transfer describes the exchange of thermal energy, between physical systems depending on the temperature and pressure, by dissipating heat. Systems which are not isolated may decrease in entropy. Most objects emit infrared thermal radiation near room temperature. The fundamental modes of heat transfer are conduction or diffusion, convection, advection and radiation.
The exchange of kinetic energy
of particles through the boundary between two systems which are at
different temperatures from each other or from their surroundings. Heat
transfer always occurs from a region of high temperature to another
region of lower temperature. Heat transfer changes the internal energy of both systems involved according to the First Law of Thermodynamics. The Second Law of Thermodynamics defines the concept of thermodynamic entropy, by measurable heat transfer.
Thermal equilibrium is reached when all involved bodies and the surroundings reach the same temperature. Thermal expansion is the tendency of matter to change in volume in response to a change in temperature.[