radiation pressure

Definitions of radiation pressure
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n the minute pressure exerted on a surface normal to the direction of propagation of a wave

Synonyms:
corpuscular-radiation pressure
Types:
acoustic radiation pressure
(acoustics) the pressure exerted on a surface normal to the direction of propagation of a sound wave
Type of:
force per unit area, pressure, pressure level
the force applied to a unit area of surface; measured in pascals (SI unit) or in dynes (cgs unit)

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