Posted by Angel on .
At the distance of the earth from the sun the pressure exerted by sunlight is avout 10^-5 Pa How much force does this pressure exerted on 10m^2 array of solar cells on a satellite when the array is perpendicular to the direction of the sunlight? If the satellite has a mass of 200kg, what acceleration does this force give?
The force F = (radiation pressure)x(area)
a = F/m
can you help any further i really don't understand..
Do you understand thet Force equals pressure times area?
Have you heard of Newton's second law?
Force = (mass) x (acceleration)
That is as well as I can explain it.