Question

The Earth constantly receives radiant energy from the sun and gets warmed up. Why does the Earth not get as hot as the Sun is?

Expert Answer

Want to see the step-by-step answer?

Check out a sample Q&A here.

Want to see this answer and more?

Experts are waiting 24/7 to provide step-by-step solutions in as fast as 30 minutes!*

*Response times may vary by subject and question complexity. Median response time is 34 minutes for paid subscribers and may be longer for promotional offers.
Tagged in
Science
Physics

Thermodynamics

Related Physics Q&A

Find answers to questions asked by students like you.

Q: Derive Mirror Formula.

A: Draw a ray diagram for the object placed beyond the focus of a concave mirror.

Q: A toy car having mass m = 1.20 kg collides inelastically with a toy train of mass M = 3.90 kg. Befor...

A: Click to see the answer

Q: A circular hole of radius 1cm in brass sheet is kept at 293K. What will be the diameter of this hole...

A: The diameter of the circular hole is,

Q: A stone is dropped from a height 45m. What will be the distance travelled by it during the last one ...

A: Height (h),

Q: An adult inhales about 6.0××10−4−4 m3m3 of fresh air during a breath. Only 20%% of fresh air is oxyg...

A: Let P be the pressure in the lungs, V be the volume of the fresh air, n be the number of moles of ox...

Q: Oil spreads over surface of water whereas water doesnot spread over the surface of oil. Explain.

A: The surface tension of the water is higher than the oil. Therefore, when oil is poured over water, t...

Q: In the room, the average temperature is around -53 degree celcius and atmospheric pressure is 0.9Kpa...

A: Step 1It is given that

Q: A person walks first at a constant speed of 5.50 m/s along a straight line from point A to point B a...

A: Let the distance from A to B is d.Write the expression to find the time taken in both trips.

Q: Consider two charges, where one (+2.70 nC) is at the origin and the other (-7.29 nC) is at the posit...

A: The values for two charges are given asQ1=2.70 nC at x=0Q2= -7.29 nC at x=d =2.49 cm

Q: What would happen if we drilled hole through earth so you can come out the other side and dropped an...

A: Consider that a hole is drilled from one point to other point on Earth so that it passes through cen...

Q: The focal length of a relaxed human eye is approximately 1.66 cm. When we focus our eyes on a close-...

A: The refractive power of the relaxed human eye can be calculated using the Lens maker’s formula

Q: Explain why a fluid flowing out of a small hole in a vessel results in a backward thrust on the vess...

A: The area through which water is flowing out of the hole in the vessel is small. According to equatio...

Q: Water flows along a horizontal pipe of which the cross-section is not constant. The pressure is 1 cm...

A: Given:Pressure (p1)=1cm of mercuryVelocity(v1)=35  cm/s

Q: Derive an expression for excess pressure inside a liquid drop.

A: Let the pressure outside the liquid drop be Po and the inside pressure be PiThe excess pressure insi...

Q: Describe briefly Torricelli's experiment.

A: Click to see the answer

Q: Show that there exist an excess pressure inside a curved liquid surface.

A: Step 1The force due to surface tension always acts normal to the surface in inward direction on the ...

Q: The force on a phonograph needle is 1.2N. The point has a circular cross-section whose radius is 0.1...

A: The equation for the pressure is given by,

Q: A certain lightning bolt moves 78.3 C of charge. How many fundamental units of charge is this?

A: Given : Q=40cqe=1.6x10-19c

Q: Explain Galilean principle of relativity.

A: Galilean principle of relativity states that the law of motion are same in all inertial frames of re...

Q: Could you please help with the problem attached below? thank you :)

A: Step 1It is given thatTurning point is the point at which the object reverses its direction. At this...

Q: Maurice is playing some of the arcades at the county fair. At one booth he throws a 1.2-kg ball forw...

A: Given:Mass of the ball (M) = 1.2 kgVelocity of ball before collision (v1) = 11 m/sMass of the can (m...

Q: I asked this under chemistry but directed me to physics...thanks. Suppose you have two 100-mL gradua...

A: Click to see the answer

Q: Differentiate between uniform and non uniform motion with examples.

A: Uniform motionNon-uniform motionMovement of a body along a straight line with steady speed.Movement ...

Q: Water flows through a horizontal pipe of varying cross-section at the rate of 10m3/min. Determine th...

A: Equation of continuity says that,

Q: A particle moves along the +ve direction of x-axis. Its position x depends on time t as x=at3+bt2+c+...

A: Given:Position of particle (x)=at3+bt2+c+d  

Q: Why do climates near the coasts tend to be more moderate than in the middle of continent?

A: Coastal areas will have moderate temperature than an inland area because of the heat capacity of the...

Q: This is for a physics course. I have tried the anwers t=a/289 and t=(a/17)^2; both of these answers ...

A: The symbol for time is,

Q: UCF PHY2054 Post Lab- Unit 01 Charges and Charged Objects Rub a balloon on your head and stick it to...

A: Click to see the answer

Q: State and explain Faraday's Law.

A: Faraday’s law of electromagnetic induction which is also known as Faraday’s law is the basic law of ...

Q: What is the force due to oil acting on a circular plate 5cm in diameter which covers a hole in botto...

A: Step 1It is given, the diameter of circular plate, height of the hole and relative density of oil ar...

Q: I'm not understanfing part b of this homework problem.

A: (a)Standard week consists,

Q: The maximum value of the expression sinθ+µcosθ, when θ can take any value.

A: Write the given expression, differentiate it with respect to theta and equate it to zero to get the ...

Q: Suppose that the length of an object is measured multiple times.  Assuming that random errors are th...

A: Error is defined as the uncertainty obtained occurs doing an experiment. The standard deviation is a...

Q: Help with a.

A: Click to see the answer

Q: Before going in for an annual physical, a 70.0-kgkgperson whose body temperature is 37.0∘C Consumes ...

A:  Given:Mass of the person = 70 kgTemperature of the person = 37o C                                  ...

Q: What role does Pascal's principle play in Hyperbaric medicine?

A: Step 1Hyperbaric medicine is a medical treatment in which an ambient pressure greater than sea level...

Q: As an architect, you are designing a new house. A window has a height between 130 cm and 140 cm and ...

A: Click to see the answer

Q: Why does a small mercury drop assume a spherical shape?

A: Small mercury drops assume a spherical shape is due to surface tension.

Q: Brewed coffee is often too hot to drink right away. You can cool it with an ice cube, but this dilut...

A: From heat transfer the expression is,

Q: Point A moves uniformly with velocity v so that the vector v is continually “aimed” at point B which...

A: Given information:The velocity of the point “A” = v (in the direction of point “B”)Velocity of the p...

Q: Two soap bubbles have radius in the ratio 1:2 Compare the excess of pressure inside these bubbles. A...

A: It is given that the ratio of the radii of the two soap bubbles is 1:2.

Q: What would be the height of water column which will produce a pressure of one atmosphere?

A: GivenPressure P = 1atm = 101325 PaKnown Density of water ρ = 1000 kg/m3

Q: Can reflection result in plane polarised light if the light is incident on the interface from the si...

A: when the light is incident on the given surface a part of it will transmitted and reflected ( the co...

Q: What are sound waves. Explain its characterstics.

A: Sound waves: A sound wave is produced by a mechanical vibration, such as a tuning fork. The vibratin...

Q: A 5000-kg car accelerated from rest to 20 m/s. Determine the net work done on the car.

A: Given :Mass=5000kgInitial speed(u)=0 m/sFinal speed (v) = 20m/s

Q: 2 a A girl stands 160 m away from a high wall and claps her hands at a steady rate so that each clap...

A: Since there are 60 claps made in one minute, each clap is made in one second or the time interval be...

Q: A student is walking with a constant speed of ??1meters per second along High Street and sees a pudd...

A: Given:Speed of student = v1 m/sDistance between student and puddle = d1 mDistance between student an...

Q: What is an orbital acceleration on an object? Explain it by giving an example.

A: Click to see the answer

Q: Why mercury collects itself into drops when placed on a clean glass plate?

A: Cohesion is the property of like molecules to stick to each other due to mutual attraction. Adhesion...

Q: Give difference between AC generator and DC generator.

A: Sl. No.Differentiating PropertyAC GeneratorDC Generator1DefinitionAC generator is a mechanical devic...