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Jul
2
awarded  Curious
Dec
29
accepted Radiation pressure thermodynamic paradox
Dec
28
revised Radiation pressure thermodynamic paradox
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Dec
28
comment Radiation pressure thermodynamic paradox
A perfect reflector has 0 emissivity, so you must be referring to the radiation trapped during construction. I do not understand where your answer addresses the apparent thermodynamics problem.
Dec
28
asked Radiation pressure thermodynamic paradox
Dec
28
accepted Is there any optical component that uniformizes the incoming light?
Dec
28
comment Is there any optical component that uniformizes the incoming light?
To make uniform: thefreedictionary.com/uniformize Make every ray have the same direction.
Dec
27
asked Is there any optical component that uniformizes the incoming light?
Jun
17
accepted How thermally conductive is a black body?
Jun
14
asked How thermally conductive is a black body?
May
6
accepted What would result in a transformer that has its secondary wires disconnected from any circuit?
Apr
8
accepted Why do CD's shatter in a microwave?
Apr
8
asked Why do CD's shatter in a microwave?
Apr
4
comment Why is gravity such a unique force?
This is a subjective question.
Mar
25
comment Mirror problem of radiation pressure
So, I think I will set it as an answer. Since it makes sense? :D
Mar
25
accepted Mirror problem of radiation pressure
Mar
23
comment Mirror problem of radiation pressure
When a photon hits a mirror at an angle it bounces back at the opposite angle, so their is only two possible ways for the perfect mirror to travel (depending on which side was illuminated.) Or at least that's what it seems to me.
Mar
23
comment Mirror problem of radiation pressure
Ok but since they bounce back and forth tons of times, aren't they doing way more work than their energy allows them too? One strong blip of light would accelerate the mirrors to high velocity? The redshift effect will be incredibly minute until incredible speeds are achieved.
Mar
23
asked Mirror problem of radiation pressure
Mar
8
accepted When I ride my bike, does half of the energy go into the earth?