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    Electromagnetic radiation exerts pressure on the surface on which it is incident. If the radiation is totally absorbed, the pressure is equal to the intensity of the incident radiation divided by the speed of ...

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    Electromagnetic radiation exerts pressure on the surface on which it is incident. If the radiation is totally absorbed, the pressure is equal to the intensity of the incident radiation divided by the speed of light. In case of total reflection pressure is doubled.

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