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written by Fu-Kwun Hwang
edited by Loo Kang Wee and Wolfgang Christian
With this simulation you can investigate how the spectrum of a black body (like the sun) depends upon temperature and wavelength. A slider control let you smoothly vary the temperature and observe the results.

The Blackbody Radiation Spectrum was created using the Easy Java Simulations (Ejs) modeling tool.  It is distributed as a ready-to-run (compiled) Java archive.  Double click the ejs_ntnu_BlackbodyRadiationSpectrum.jar file to run the program if Java is installed.

Please note that this resource requires at least version 1.5 of Java (JRE).
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  • Blackbody Radiation Spectrum Model source code
    The source code zip archive contains an XML representation of the Blackbody Radiation Spectrum model.   Unzip this archive in your EJS workspace to compile and run this model using EJS.
Subjects Levels Resource Types
Electricity & Magnetism
- Electromagnetic Radiation
= Electromagnetic Spectrum
- Color
- Photometry
= Blackbodies
- Lower Undergraduate
- High School
- Upper Undergraduate
- Instructional Material
= Curriculum support
= Interactive Simulation
= Model
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- Educators
- application/java
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Access Rights: Free access
License: This material is released under a GNU General Public License Version 3 license.
Rights Holder: Fu-Kwun Hwang
Keywords: EJS, Easy Java Simulations, blackbody, frequency, quantum mechanics, radiation, wavelength
Record Cloner: Metadata instance created August 22, 2009 by Wolfgang Christian
Record Updated: Jun 02, 2014 by Andreu Glasmann
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F. Hwang, Computer Program BLACKBODY RADIATION SPECTRUM MODEL (2009), WWW Document, (
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Hwang, F. (2009). Blackbody Radiation Spectrum Model [Computer software]. Retrieved July 28, 2016, from
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Hwang, Fu-Kwun. "Blackbody Radiation Spectrum Model." (accessed 28 July 2016).
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Hwang, Fu-Kwun. Blackbody Radiation Spectrum Model. Computer software. 2009. Java (JRE) 1.5. 28 July 2016 <>.
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