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radiant power, P, of all wavelengths incident from all upward directions on a small element of surface containing the point under consideration divided by the area of the element. SI unit is W m-2.**Notes: **

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PAC, 2007,*79*, 293. 'Glossary of terms used in photochemistry, 3rd edition (IUPAC Recommendations 2006)' on page 357 (https://doi.org/10.1351/pac200779030293)

- Mathematical definition: E = dP/dS. If the @[email protected] is constant over the surface area considered, E = P/S.
- Alternative definition: Integral, taken over the hemisphere @[email protected] from the given point, of the expression L.cosθ.dΩ, where L is the
*@[email protected]*at the given point in the various directions of the incident elementary beams of solid @[email protected] Ω and θ is the @[email protected] between any of the beams and the normal to the surface at the given point. \[E = \int_{2\pi}L\, \text{cos}\,\theta\, \text{d}\varOmega\] - This term refers to a beam not scattered or reflected by the target or its surroundings. For a beam incident from all directions,
*@[email protected]*(Eo) is an equivalent term. - E = ∫(λ)Eλ.dλ where Eλ is the
*@[email protected]*at @[email protected] λ.

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