Problem: The energy flow to the earth from sunlight is about 1.40kW/m2.a) Find the maximum value of the electric field for a sinusoidal wave of this intensity. b) Find the maximum value of the magnetic field for a sinusoidal wave of this intensity. c) The distance from the earth to the sun is about 1.50x1011m. Find the total power radiated by the sun.

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a) The intensity of the electric field:

I=12ε0cEmax2

Therefore, the Maximum value of electric field is:

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The energy flow to the earth from sunlight is about 1.40kW/m2.

a) Find the maximum value of the electric field for a sinusoidal wave of this intensity. 

b) Find the maximum value of the magnetic field for a sinusoidal wave of this intensity. 

c) The distance from the earth to the sun is about 1.50x1011m. Find the total power radiated by the sun.