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Physical interpretation of the Poynting-Robertson effect

Srikanth, R (1999) Physical interpretation of the Poynting-Robertson effect. In: Icarus, 140 (1). pp. 231-234.

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Although the prevalent mathematical description of the Poynting-Robertson effect is correct, its physical interpretation is sometimes problematic. By means of a two-parameter model, we revisit the effect in order to get a better physical understanding of it. The principal conclusion is that the motion of a dust in circumsolar orbit is governed only by solar radiation absorption and not by the asymmetry of reemission, even when viewed in the rest-frame of the Sun. (C) 1999 Academic Press.

Item Type: Journal Article
Publication: Icarus
Publisher: Elsevier Science
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to Elsevier Science.
Keywords: Poynting-Robertson effect;Solar System,dust.
Department/Centre: Division of Physical & Mathematical Sciences > Physics
Date Deposited: 28 Jun 2011 09:02
Last Modified: 23 Oct 2018 07:50
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/38724

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