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published by the Astronomy Education at the University of Nebraska
written by Kevin M. Lee
This simulation demonstrates the basic properties of the blackbody curve and how it relates to temperature. The temperature-color correlation of blackbody curves is explored through the concept of filters, which are also introduced in this module. The user can change the temperature and the filter to see how the blackbody curve changes. Instructor resources are available including student manuals, assessment materials, and a list of the assumptions used.

Editor's Note: Blackbody radiation is the light that an object emits based purely on its temperature. To our understanding, no true blackbody exists in nature -- although some objects come close. This set of simulations will help students build a foundation to understand the Stefan-Boltzmann law and Wien's Law (the intensity vs. frequency relationship of a blackbody).

This resource is part of a collection of astronomy applets.
Subjects Levels Resource Types
Astronomy
- Solar System
Optics
- Photometry
= Blackbodies
- High School
- Lower Undergraduate
- Informal Education
- Upper Undergraduate
- Instructional Material
= Activity
= Interactive Simulation
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- Conceptual Physics
- Algebra-based Physics
- AP Physics
- Activity
- New teachers
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© 2002 University of Nebraska
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Keywords:
blackbody, light, radiation, spectra, stars, starts, ubv filter
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K. Lee, (Astronomy Education at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln, 2002), WWW Document, (http://astro.unl.edu/naap/blackbody/blackbody.html).
AJP/PRST-PER
K. Lee, Nebraska Astronomy Applet Project: Blackbody Curves and UBV Filters Lab, (Astronomy Education at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln, 2002), <http://astro.unl.edu/naap/blackbody/blackbody.html>.
APA Format
Lee, K. (2007, March 26). Nebraska Astronomy Applet Project: Blackbody Curves and UBV Filters Lab. Retrieved September 23, 2020, from Astronomy Education at the University of Nebraska: http://astro.unl.edu/naap/blackbody/blackbody.html
Chicago Format
Lee, Kevin. Nebraska Astronomy Applet Project: Blackbody Curves and UBV Filters Lab. Lincoln: Astronomy Education at the University of Nebraska, March 26, 2007. http://astro.unl.edu/naap/blackbody/blackbody.html (accessed 23 September 2020).
MLA Format
Lee, Kevin. Nebraska Astronomy Applet Project: Blackbody Curves and UBV Filters Lab. Lincoln: Astronomy Education at the University of Nebraska, 2002. 26 Mar. 2007. 23 Sep. 2020 <http://astro.unl.edu/naap/blackbody/blackbody.html>.
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