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Unformatted text preview: Version 003/AAAAD – midterm 04 – Turner – (59130) 1 This printout should have 19 questions. Multiplechoice questions may continue on the next column or page – find all choices before answering. 001 10.0 points Consider an electromagnetic wave pattern as shown in the figure below. E B The wave is 1. a standing wave and is stationary. 2. traveling left to right. correct 3. traveling right to left. Explanation: The vector E vector and vector B vector are not at the same point on the velocity axis. Pick an instant in time, where the E and B fields are at the same point on the velocity axis. z v x y E B For instance, let us choose the point where the vector E vector is along the x axis, as shown in the above figures. At this same instant, the vector B vector is along the negative y axis (at a point with a phase difference of 360 ◦ from the place on the veloc ity ( z ) axis where the vector E vector is drawn). Then vector E × vector B is along the negative z axis. Therefore, the electromagnetic wave is traveling left to right. 002 10.0 points A thin tungsten filament of length 1 . 26 m radiates 95 . 2 W of power in the form of elec tromagnetic waves. A perfectly absorbing surface in the form of a hollow cylinder of radius 5 . 09 cm and length 1 . 26 m is placed concentrically with the filament. Assume: The radiation is emitted in the radial direction, and neglect end effects. The speed of light is 2 . 99792 × 10 8 m / s. Calculate the radiation pressure acting on the cylinder. 1. 2.27698e06 2. 6.22351e07 3. 7.8804e07 4. 7.42096e07 5. 8.64836e07 6. 3.20558e07 7. 9.01525e07 8. 1.77578e07 9. 9.28679e07 10. 1.45489e06 Correct answer: 7 . 8804 × 10 − 7 N / m 2 . Explanation: Let : r = 5 . 09 cm = 0 . 0509 m , ℓ = 1 . 26 m , c = 2 . 99792 × 10 8 m / s , and P = 7 . 8804 × 10 − 7 N / m 2 . The intensity of the radiation reaching the walls of the cylinder is I = ( S ) = P 2 π r ℓ , so the radiation pressure on the walls is p = I c = P 2 π r ℓc = 7 . 8804 × 10 − 7 N / m 2 2 π (0 . 0509 m) (1 . 26 m) (2 . 99792 × 10 8 m / s) = 7 . 8804 × 10 − 7 N / m 2 . 003 10.0 points A 101 mW laser beam is reflected back upon itself by a mirror. Version 003/AAAAD – midterm 04 – Turner – (59130) 2 Calculate the force on the mirror. The speed of light is 2 . 99792 × 10 8 m / s. 1. 5.00346e07 2. 3.00208e07 3. 1.26754e07 4. 4.73661e07 5. 6.00415e08 6. 6.47114e07 7. 4.20291e07 8. 2.00138e08 9. 6.73799e07 10. 3.80263e07 Correct answer: 6 . 73799 × 10 − 7 N. Explanation: Let : P = 101 mW = 0 . 101 W and c = 2 . 99792 × 10 8 m / s . The intensity of the laser is P A with P the power and A the area of the beam. The average momentum per unit area per unit time (force per unit area) transferred to the wall is Δ p Δ tA = F A = 2 I c = 2 P Ac , so F = 2 P c = 2 (0 . 101 W) 2 . 99792 × 10 8 m / s = 6 . 73799 × 10 − 7 N ....
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This note was uploaded on 03/26/2012 for the course PHY 303L taught by Professor Turner during the Spring '08 term at University of Texas.
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