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|
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|Keywords:||Poynting-Robertson effect;Solar System,dust.|
|Date Deposited:||28 Jun 2011 09:02|
|Last Modified:||28 Jun 2011 09:02|
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