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If the temperature of the sun is doubled. The rate of energy received on the earth will be increased by a factor of (a) 2 (b) 4 (c) 8 (d) 16

If the temperature of the sun is doubled. The rate of energy received on the earth will be increased by a factor of
(a) 2
(b) 4
(c) 8
(d) 16

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2 Answers

Saurabh Koranglekar
askIITians Faculty 10335 Points
2 years ago
Dear student

The answer is option d …..........P directly proportional to Temp^4;

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Vikas TU
14149 Points
2 years ago
This is called Stefan-Boltzmann Law. Hence P∝T4. This means that the rate of energy received on Earth becomes 24=16 times when the temperature of Sun gets doubled.

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