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## Main Question or Discussion Point

This is something that I was just playing around with in my head that I was curious about.

Photons have momentum (p = E/c). That would mean that they could transfer that momentum, and I was curious about collisions between a lot of photons and large objects.

I was curious if anybody here had any idea how one could calculate the kinetic energy of an object that had a laser pointed at it or something like that.

So, I guess here's my problem that I'm proposing that I'm curious about.

You have a mass (not a particle like an electron or something like that, a block or something like that) and you point a laser at it (assuming you could get sufficient power out of this laser to move this object, and you can figure out things like wavelength, frequency, etc about the light emitted), what is the kinetic energy experienced by the mass?

I appologize if this doesn't make sense. If it does not, please ask me to rephrase.

Thanks for considering my random thoughts :D

Photons have momentum (p = E/c). That would mean that they could transfer that momentum, and I was curious about collisions between a lot of photons and large objects.

I was curious if anybody here had any idea how one could calculate the kinetic energy of an object that had a laser pointed at it or something like that.

So, I guess here's my problem that I'm proposing that I'm curious about.

You have a mass (not a particle like an electron or something like that, a block or something like that) and you point a laser at it (assuming you could get sufficient power out of this laser to move this object, and you can figure out things like wavelength, frequency, etc about the light emitted), what is the kinetic energy experienced by the mass?

I appologize if this doesn't make sense. If it does not, please ask me to rephrase.

Thanks for considering my random thoughts :D