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Pressure distribution in the sun

by lead341
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Aug25-11, 04:14 AM
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I am currently studying the internal structure of the sun and I was wondering if there exists scientific information regarding the pressure distribution along a hypothetical line from the core to the, letīs say, convection zone. You can find frequently in the internet that the pressure in the core is about 25 PPa. Are there comparable values for the radiative zone and the convection zone?


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Aug25-11, 08:25 AM
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See if these help -

If nothing else, one could make approximations based on equlibrium, or knowing temperature and particle density, use P = nkT.
Aug25-11, 08:43 AM
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Thanks a lot, that gave me a good insight. I will study your links step by step.

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