Solar Neutrino Flux

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Homework Statement



Hello Guys :)
I have been studying neutrinos this term in physics and have been trying to calculate the neutrino flux on earth. I have found an equation but I am just unsure about what the variables in the equation stand for.

Homework Equations



F = N/(A t) = E/(A t) × N/E

The Attempt at a Solution



I know that F is the neutrino flux, but I am just unsure of what the other ones stand for. Is this the right formula or is there a formula that is better or easier to understand?

Thank you!
 

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Well, this is a general formula for any flux essentially. N is the number of of neutrinos produced, A is the area they are (evenly) spread over, and t is the time they were produced in. In the second step, the total energy R has been introduced. The first factor is then the energy flux, E/t is the power of the Sun into neutrinos and the second factor is the reciprocal of E/N, the energy per neutrino.
 

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