A different definition of radiation flux

  1. shanepitts

    shanepitts 26
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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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  3. Drakkith

    Staff: Mentor

    Is there something you didn't understand about the wikipedia explanation that we can help you with?
     
  4. shanepitts

    shanepitts 26
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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?
     
  5. Drakkith

    Staff: Mentor

    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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