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Why is the Amount of the Momentum Transferred by the Em Waves Incident on the Surface So Small ? - Physics

Why is the amount of the momentum transferred by the em waves incident on the surface so small ?

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Solution

Momentum transferred = \[\frac{\text { Energy}}{\text { Speed of light }} = \frac{h\nu}{c}\] \[\approx\] (for \[\nu~ {10}^{20}\]  Hz)
Thus, the amount of the momentum transferred by the em waves incident on the surface is very small.

Concept: Electromagnetic Waves
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