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A different definition of radiation flux

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shanepitts
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Aug5-14, 11:50 AM
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Would anyone have a different explanation and maybe an example of radiation flux? Here is the Wikipedia definition "Radiation flux is a measure of the amount of radiation received by an object from a given source", which is quite clearly explained.
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Aug5-14, 01:16 PM
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Is there something you didn't understand about the wikipedia explanation that we can help you with?
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Aug5-14, 02:10 PM
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I am not sure. I fathom that, for example, on the amount of radiation we receive from the Sun is the radiation flux. Is this accurate?

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Aug5-14, 03:07 PM
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A different definition of radiation flux

That looks correct to me, though I think the term "radiant flux" is more appropriate for the sun since we usually only care about the EM radiation of the sun: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Radiant_flux

Radiant flux is only concerned with EM radiation, while radiation flux can refer to any kind of radiation, including particle radiation.


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