convection

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The property of unevenly-heated (heated from one direction) fluids (like water, air, ductile solids) in which warmer, less dense parts within the fluid rise while cooler, denser parts sink. This typically creates convection cells: round loops of rising and sinking material.

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Author: Chris

Assistant Professor, Salt Lake Community College, Salt Lake City, Utah