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

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Chapter 16 - A Macroscopic Description of Matter - Exercises and Problems: 37

Answer

The number density of particles in the solar corona is $1.09\times 10^{15}~particles/m^3$

Work Step by Step

$PV = NkT$ $\frac{N}{V} = \frac{P}{kT}$ $\frac{N}{V} = \frac{0.03~Pa}{(1.38\times 10^{-23}~J/K)(2\times 10^6~K)}$ $\frac{N}{V} = 1.09\times 10^{15}~particles/m^3$ The number density of particles in the solar corona is $1.09\times 10^{15}~particles/m^3$.
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