Physics Question & Answers
A car parked in the sun with its windows closed gets terribly hot inside. This is due to
|A) the heat emitted by the engine||B) the greenhouse effect|
|C) the good conducting power of the metal body||D) the double layered wind shield|
The green house effect. The waves of smaller wavelength from the sun enter inside the car through the glass windows and are absorbed. The waves of larger wavelength emitted from inside cannot get out through the glass, but remain inside and make it terribly hot.
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