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Radiative force

  1. Feb 22, 2010 #1
    Hello gents/ladies

    I've been pondering on how to calculate the force (N) generated by a radiative body.

    My enquiries are still in the initial stage, and it has been a few years since i did any serious physics, hence I was wondering if anyone could help me with calculating:

    - the force generated by a body with a particular emissivity given an energy input and;
    - calculate the rotational torque generated by such a body (although i assume this is the standard torque calculation once you have the force.

    Thank you
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