In science, conduction is the motion (or
transfer) of something along a specific direction
(or gradient). For example, scientists and
teachers sometimes talk about "conductivity" or
"conduction" when talking about electronics or
electricity. For electronics, conduction refers
to the motion of electrons along a wire
(called a conductor), typically in response to
a battery, power plant (through plugging into a
wall), or other source of electrical energy.
Conduction can also be used to talk about the
transfer of heat. For example, when a metal
pot (the conductor) is placed onto a stove, heat
is conducted from the burner and into the pot
(heat always flows, or conducts, from hot objects
to cold objects), and ultimately into the food
that you are heating.
Check out the following webpage for a nice
overview of conduction that gives a bit more
detail about how the connection between the
conduction of heat and electricity:
What is conduction?
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