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A power transistor is a solid-state electronic device. Assume that energy entering the device at the rate of 1.50 W by electrical transmission causes the internal energy of the device to increase. The surface area of the transistor is so small that it tends to overheat. To prevent overheating, the transistor is attached to a larger metal heat sink with fins. The temperature of the heat sink remains constant at 35.0°C under steady-state conditions. The transistor is electrically insulated from the heat sink by a rectangular sheet of mica measuring 8.25 mm by 6.25 mm, and 0.085 2 mm thick. The thermal conductivity of mica is equal to 0.075 3 W/m . °C. What is the operating temperature of the transistor?

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