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Problem: A stellar object is emitting radiation at 3.60 mm.If the detector is capturing 3.3×108 photons per second at this wavelength, what is the total energy of the photons detected in one hour?

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We are being asked to determine the total energy of the photons detected in one hour.

We are going to do the following steps:

Step 1: Calculate the total energy per photon

Step 2: Determine the total energy detected in one hour

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Problem Details

A stellar object is emitting radiation at 3.60 mm.

If the detector is capturing 3.3×108 photons per second at this wavelength, what is the total energy of the photons detected in one hour?

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