My radiometer!?

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Offline allan marsh

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My radiometer!?
« on: 08/07/2014 21:34:36 »
I wake up on a sunny day with my radiometer vanes spinning in its low pressure globe.
I,m not a physicist, please tell me why those zero mass photons make the black vanes move?
Sorry I must be missing something?
A man that knows he is right is almost sure to be wrong.....etc.  Michael faraday 1819

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Re: My radiometer!?
« Reply #1 on: 08/07/2014 21:55:44 »
It's complicated and this explains it better than I could
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crookes_radiometer
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Re: My radiometer!?
« Reply #2 on: 09/07/2014 15:13:48 »
Dear bored chemist how did you know I am a bored chemist.. I should give you a list of my patents!
Thanks for the info from the web site , I am now back to Stevan boltsman  if I could spell!
Great am now I can think of better uses.   Thanks!  Allan
A man that knows he is right is almost sure to be wrong.....etc.  Michael faraday 1819