Definition of Radiation pressure

1. Noun. The minute pressure exerted on a surface normal to the direction of propagation of a wave.




Definition of Radiation pressure

1. Noun. (physics) The pressure exerted by electromagnetic radiation on an object on which it impinges, as a consequence of its momentum. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Radiation Pressure

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Literary usage of Radiation pressure

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1. Physical Optics by Robert Williams Wood (1911)
"The tangential component of the radiation pressure, on the other hand, will produce a deflection, the magnitude of which can be read with a mirror and scale ..."

2. Physical Optics by Robert Williams Wood (1914)
"The tangential component of the radiation pressure, on the other hand, will produce a deflection, the magnitude of which can be read with a mirror and scale ..."

3. Physical Optics by Robert Williams Wood (1905)
"... and in general this pressure is vastly greater than the true radiation pressure. Nichols and Hull finally succeeded in eliminating the gas action by ..."

4. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1903)
"Such particles continuously expelled, in virtue of the excess of radiation pressure over gravitation, may give rise to the coronal streamers around the sun. ..."

5. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1903)
"Such particles continuously expelled, in virtue of the excess of radiation pressure .over gravitation, may give rise to the coronal streamers around the sun ..."

6. Publications of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific by Astronomical Society of the Pacific (1901)
"From the known constant of the torsion-balance this deflection gives 1.05 X io~4 dynes as the radiation pressure. By means of a bolometer constructed for ..."

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