Computing average rate of mass loss from sun

1. Sep 28, 2007

Benzoate

1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

Using the data on the solar wind given in this chapter, compute the averagerate of mass loss of our Sun(M(sun)/year) from:

a)the solar wind
b)energy generation

2. Relevant equations

possible equations: Energy density =(#density)*(energy per particle)= n*(3kT/2)
M(sun)=2*10^30 kg ; T(sun)= 5770 K ;
3. The attempt at a solution

to calculate average rate of mass loss in our sun, (M(sun)/year)*energy density of the sun perhap?

2. Sep 28, 2007

Kurdt

Staff Emeritus
I presume the chapter gives you some value for the mass lost through solar wind? I also assume that it will say something about the rate of mass lost from fusion (energy generation)?