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Inquiry into Physics

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Ostdiek
Publisher: Cengage
ISBN: 9781337515863
Chapter 5, Problem 1AA
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In the Suns which energy transport mechanism is most efficient in the deep inner regions? In the outer near-surface regions?

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To determine

That in the Sun, which energy transport mechanism is most efficient in the deep inner regions and outer near-surface regions.

Explanation of Solution

From the nuclear fusion energy generated in Sun’s core (which is hot, dense and high pressure). Due to this energy is radiated ultimately from the Sun’s surface about 700,000 Km away.

For transport of energy from one location to another following mechanism are there:

  • Conduction
  • Convection
  • Radiative diffusion

Conduction: In this process energy transported within a substance by collisions between atoms and/or molecules. Inside the Sun, conduction is not effective.

Convection: In this process energy transported from convection current on circular of large-scale, in the form of rise of hot fluid and whereas cold fluid sinks...

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