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Chapter 2: Basics of Noncontact Thermal Measurements
This section will provide the reader with an understanding of how heat transfer phenomena affect noncontact IR thermal sensing and thermographic measurements. Since making IR measurements depends on measuring the distribution of radiant thermal energy (heat) emitted from a target surface, the thermographer must have a sound understanding of heat, temperature and the various types of heat transfer to undertake an effective program of IR thermal imaging, or thermography.
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