This web page contains a simulation of the spectrum emitted by blackbody radiation. Students can change the temperature of the source object and see how the spectrum shifts. Related context-rich questions ask students to correlate observed color and temperature. See Related items on this page for a link to the author's full index of physlet-based simulations.
This page is part of a collection of Java applets with tutorial questions developed for students of undergraduate physics.
Forinash, K. (2006, September 1). Indiana University Southeast Physics Applets: Blackbody Radiation Curve. Retrieved March 8, 2014, from http://homepages.ius.edu/kforinas/physlets/thermo/blackbody.html
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