Physics for Scientists and Engineers: A Strategic Approach with Modern Physics (3rd Edition)

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Chapter 11 - Work - Exercises and Problems: 31

Answer

The area of the solar collector is $41.7~m^2$

Work Step by Step

Let $A$ be the area of the solar collector. The total energy collected by the solar collector is the intensity multiplied by the area multiplied by the time. $I~A~t = E$ $A = \frac{E}{I~t}$ $A = \frac{150\times 10^6~J}{(1000~W/m^2)(3600~s)}$ $A = 41.7~m^2$ The area of the solar collector is $41.7~m^2$
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