“How can we measure how the flow of heat will be impeded in a material?”
All objects have a temperature. And this temperature can change whether by convection, conduction, or radiation. However, because of an object’s material makeup, this flow of heat may not be uniform. So how can we measure how much an object will resist a change in temperature? Well, let’s use our scientific mindset to think about it. We know that temperature consists of a measure of the random kinetic motion of particles and that a change in this value is caused by energy entering or exiting the system. Rationally speaking, it would follow that materials with different forms of internal properties have more or less impediments in the way of this heat flow. After years of research, scientists have quantified this property as thermal resistance and is one of the bedrocks of thermodynamic physics.