ch33-p029 - 29. (a) The upward force supplied by radiation...

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29. (a) The upward force supplied by radiation pressure in this case (Eq. 33-32) must be equal to the magnitude of the pull of gravity ( mg ). For a sphere, the “projected” area (which is a factor in Eq. 33-32) is that of a circle A = π r 2 (not the entire surface area of the sphere) and the volume (needed because the mass is given by the density multiplied by the volume: m = ρ V ) is 3 4/ 3 Vr π = . Finally, the intensity is related to the power
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