Exercise 1.1: Why do we need heat?

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1. Describe how a "caveman" may have insulated himself or herself against the cold.
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2. Why are there stones around the fire pit?
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3. How is the development of cooking technology linked to the development of heating technology?
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4. How have insulating technologies developed from simple to complex?
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5. As technology develops, what happens to the number of choices available to people?
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6. Have the early technologies become completely obsolete (not used any more)? Why or why not?
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7. Compare how heat was provided in homes 100 years ago to how we heat our homes now.
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8. How have theories of heat changed over time? Compare the Caloric Theory with the Particle Model from your textbook.
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