The sun radiates electromagnetic energy at the rate of 3.9 × 1026 W . Its radius is 6.96 × 108 m . The intensity of sun light (in W/m2) at the solar surface will be

Q: The sun radiates electromagnetic energy at the rate of 3.9 × 1026 W . Its radius is 6.96 × 108 m . The intensity of sun light (in W/m2) at the solar surface will be

(a) 5.6 × 106

(b) 5.6 × 107

(c) 4.2 × 106

(d) 4.2 × 107

Sol: $\large Intensity = \frac{P}{A}= \frac{3.9 \times 10^{26}}{4 \pi r^2}$

$\large = \frac{3.9 \times 10^{26}}{4 \times 3.14 \times (6.99 \times 10^8)^2}$

= 5.6 × 107 W/m2