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The Pressure of Radiation

Nature volume 92, pages 450451 (18 December 1913) | Download Citation

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THE theory of radiation at present accepted is based on Maxwell's result that the pressure of any component frequency is one-third of its energy density, which appears to result from an assumption analogous to Boyle's law, according to which the excess pressure due to vibration, in the case of a gas, would be one-third of the energy density of the vibration.

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  1. Imperial College of Science, S.W., December 10.

    • H. L. CALLENDAR

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