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# Solution_Set_06 - SOLUTION SET 6 Physics 2022 Spring 2008 1...

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SOLUTION SET 6 Physics 2022 – Spring 2008 1. L * = 1000 L sun T * = 1000 K T sun = 5800 K L * / L sun = (R * / R sun ) 2 (T * / T sun ) 4 1000 = (R * / R sun ) 2 (1000 / 5800) 4 R * = 1064 R sun = 7.4 x 10 8 km = 4.9 AU 2. L sun = 3.85 x 10 26 J/s 1 reaction of H to He releases 26.7 MeV Number of reactions = (3.85 x 10 26 J/s) / (26.7 x 10 6 x 1.6 x 10 -19 J/eV) = 9.0 x 10 37 reactions per second Mass = (4 hydrogen atoms) (number of reactions) = 4 (1.67 x 10 -27 kg) (9.0 x 10 37 reactions/second) = 6.0 x 10 11 kg/s 3a. Rate = 6 x 10 11 kg/s M total = Rate x Time = (6 x 10 11 kg/s) x [1.2 x 10 10 yr x 365.25 x 24 x 60 x 60 s] = 2.27 x 10 29 kg 3b. M sun = 1.99 x 10 30 kg The composition of the Sun is 74% Hydrogen. M H = (0.74) (1.99 x 10 30 kg) = 1.47 x 10 30 kg Ratio = (2.27 x 10 29 kg) / (1.47 x 10 30 kg) = 0.154 4a. E = Δ m c 2 = (2 x 10 -26 kg) (3 x 10 8 m/s) 2 = 1.8 x 10 -9 J 4b. E = Δ m c 2 = (1 kg) (3 x 10 8 m/s) 2 = 9.0 x 10 16 J 4c. E = Δ m c 2 = (6 x 10 +24 kg) (3 x 10 8 m/s) 2 = 5.4 x 10 41 J

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## This note was uploaded on 04/30/2008 for the course PHYSICS 2022 taught by Professor Sowell during the Spring '08 term at Georgia Tech.

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