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Electromagnetic radiation (light) consists of waves. More than a century ago, scientists thought that light, like other waves, required a medium (called the ether) to support its transmission. Glass, having a typical mass density of ñ = 2690 kg/m3, also supports the transmission of light. What would the elastic modulus of glass have to be to support the transmission of light waves at a speed of v = 2.27 · 10^8m/s? (For comparison: the actual elastic modulus of window glass is 5 · 10^10 N/m2.)

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    The speed of a wave associated with pressure variations in a medium (such as sound waves) is

    v = sqrt (E/rho)
    where E is the elastic modulus and rho is the density of the medium.

    In your case, solve for E, using c for the speed of light.

    Light is NOT associated with pressure-variation waves. It is purely electromagnetic, does not involve mass and does not require a transmitting medium.

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    Simply, V square * Density is your answer

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    ehh malý Vsquare*density diyosun sonuç sonsuz mu çýkýcak?

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