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Acceleration due to the solar wind

  1. May 1, 2006 #1
    Does anyone know where I can find the magnitude of the force exerted by the solar wind?

    It's for a jackson problem (6.11, part b). He asks us to compare the radiation pressure to the corpuscular radiation.

    I've googled it and only found the velocity of said wind.
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  3. May 1, 2006 #2


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    Try googling for the density of the Solar wind. With that and the velocity, you should be able to figure out the pressure.
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