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Thermal velocity of particles in the solar corona

  1. Feb 19, 2013 #1
    Hello i have a problem with this question if anyone could help me ,that would be great.
    Estimate the thermal velocity of particles in the solar corona (take a distance two times the radius of the sun and assume that the particules have only two degrees of freedom),
    thus the thermal energy is calculated via Eth = kB*T where kB is boltzmann constant.
    Thank you.
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  3. Feb 20, 2013 #2


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    Re: Thermal velocity of particules in the solar corona

    Do you know the temperature?
    There is a relation between temperature and average/squared average/whatever velocity.
  4. Feb 20, 2013 #3
    hmmm well it's not precised but the average temperature in the corona is 10^6 K, i guess it will do.
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