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Problem P. 3908. (September 2006)

P. 3908. A solar furnace is a huge concave mirror which is always turned towards the Sun. A piece of metal, which is to be melted, is placed to the focus of the mirror. What can be the greatest temperature at the focus of the solar furnace?

(5 pont)

Deadline expired on October 11, 2006.


Sorry, the solution is available only in Hungarian. Google translation

Megoldás. Elvben legfeljebb a Nap felszíni hőmérséklete, 6000 K. Ténylegesen ennél kisebb hőmérséklet (kb. 4000 K) érhető el.


Statistics:

26 students sent a solution.
5 points:Szolnoki Lénárd, Tüzes Dániel.
4 points:Gresits Iván, Konczer József, Megyeri Balázs, Pálovics Róbert, Varga Bonbien, Werner Miklós.
3 points:3 students.
2 points:2 students.
1 point:4 students.
0 point:5 students.
Unfair, not evaluated:4 solutions.

Problems in Physics of KöMaL, September 2006