# 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 ?

#### 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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