## The intensity at a certain distance from a bright light source is 7.20 W/m2 . A. Find the radiation pressures (in pascals) on a total

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The intensity at a certain distance from a bright light source is 7.20 W/m2 .
A. Find the radiation pressures (in pascals) on a totally absorbing surface and a totally reflecting surface.
B. Find the radiation pressures (in atmospheres) on a totally absorbing surface and a totally reflecting surface.

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6 months 2021-08-08T23:48:19+00:00 1 Answers 18 views 0

A) P_rad.abs = 2.4 × 10^(-8) Pa and P_rad.ref = 4.8 × 10^(-8) Pa

B) P_rad.abs = 2.369 × 10^(-13) atm and P_rad.ref = 4.738 × 10^(-13) atm

Explanation:

A) The formula for radiation pressure for absorbed light is given as;

Where I is the intensity = 7.20 W/m² and c is the speed of light = 3 × 10^(8) m/s

Thus;

P_rad.abs = 2.4 × 10^(-8) Pa

Now formula for radiation pressure for reflected light is given as;

Thus;

P_rad = (2 × 7.2)/(3 × 10^(8))

P_rad.ref = 4.8 × 10^(-8) Pa

B) Now, 1.013 × 10^(5) Pa = 1 atm

Thus, for the absorbed surface, we have;

P_rad.abs = (2.4 × 10^(-8))/(1.013 × 10^(5))

P_rad.abs = 2.369 × 10^(-13) atm

For the reflecting surface, we have;

P_rad_ref = (4.8 × 10^(-8))/(1.013 × 10^(5))

P_rad.ref = 4.738 × 10^(-13) atm