This is a step-by-step guide to help the reader reliably predict thermal characteristics of electronic systems cooled by conduction, air convection, and radiation. A wide range of techniques is discussed, from elementary computational techniques to highly computerized
methods. Topics covered include convection, thermal radiation, one-dimensional solutions to the heat conduction equation, heat sinks, airflow, applications of digital computer methods, digital computer program instruction (TAMS), and digital computer program instruction (TNETFA). A glossary, index, and appendixes are also included. This book is appropriate for designers and engineers with at least a calculus background, and also some form of physical theory background.