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Photon pressure

  1. Jul 3, 2007 #1
    Here's a (possibly very simple) question I have:

    How many photons can you fit into an arbitrary volume?

    Is it infinite because they are massless/volumeless particles?

    If that is the case can you fit an infinite amount of energy in an arbitrary space? (theoretically)

    Thanks
    Gareth
     
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  3. Jul 3, 2007 #2

    Meir Achuz

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    Photons are Bosons, so you could fit any number into an arbitrary volume.
    Infinity is not a number. It just means that there is no upper limit.
     
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