Blackbody Radiation Feature Summary
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- "Blackbody radiation" is radiation emitted by a body that is in equilibrium with its own radiation.
-- 19th-century physics was only partially successful in explaining blackbody radiation, and quantum ideas were required to achieve full agreement between theory and experiment.
-- For an introduction, see Blackbody Radiation, and for more on the physics, try the Hyperphysics page Blackbody Radiation.
- September 16, 2008 - October 1, 2008