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jbarber

  • 3 years ago

The sun radiates about 3.6 x 1026 joules of energy each second. How much mass does the sun lose each second?

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  1. Shadowys
    • 3 years ago
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    sub what you have into \(E=mc^2\) where E=3.6 x 1026J and c=3.0x10^8

  2. jbarber
    • 3 years ago
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    where did you get 3.0*10^8

  3. Shadowys
    • 3 years ago
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    that is the speed of light, a constant.

  4. jbarber
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    ok so how would I solve this

  5. Shadowys
    • 3 years ago
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    the equation I've given is the einstein mass-energy equation. The mass lost = energy out/ c^2 sub energy out= 3.6 x 1026J into the equation and you get the answer.

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