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Which of the following statements is true : - Electromagnetic waves can exert pressure on an...

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Which of the following statements is true :

- Electromagnetic waves can exert pressure on an object

- Electromagnetic waves transport mass from one region of space to another

- Electromagnetic waves transport energy from one region of space to another

- Electromagnetic waves transport linear momentum

Radiation Pressure

Radiation pressure is caused by the mechanical force that electromagnetic radiation exerts on a surface, when it is emitted, absorbed or reflected. For emission and absorption, the pressure equals the light intensity divided by the speed of light. For reflection, it is twice that value.

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Blackbody & Blackbody Radiation Theory

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A blackbody is an object that is called a perfect absorber of radiation while blackbody radiation is electromagnetic radiation emitted by a perfect radiator. Discover how these two concepts function while exploring electromagnetic radiation.


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