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    1. You have a laser with an output of 10,000 watts in a .02m diameter beam. Find the radiation pressure.

    2. If you have a reflective surface of mass .002kh on the earth, can you lift this with the laser?

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    Power, P = 10000 Watt
    Cross-sectional diameter, d= 0.02 m
    speed of light, c = 3*10^8 m/s

    Because, force due to a laser radiation beam, F = change in ...

    Solution Summary

    The solution shows the steps to find the force generated due to a laser radiation beam and work out if that can lift a given mass on Earth.