Physics: Principles with Applications (7th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0-32162-592-7
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Chapter 22 - Electromagnetic Waves - Misconceptual Questions: 10

Answer

Choice D.

Work Step by Step

The pressure exerted depends on the change in momentum of the incoming light. The white surface reflects more light than the others, causing the greatest change in momentum of the light. The white surface feels the most radiation pressure.
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