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An Introduction to Statistical Mechanics and Thermodynamics$
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Robert H. Swendsen

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780199646944

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: December 2013

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199646944.001.0001

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Black-Body Radiation

Black-Body Radiation

Chapter:
(p.282) 24 Black-Body Radiation
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An Introduction to Statistical Mechanics and Thermodynamics
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Robert H. Swendsen

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199646944.003.0024

The beginning of quantum mechanics can plausibly be traced to a paper that Max Planck wrote in 1900, in which he derived the spectrum of black-body radiation. This chapter repeats that derivation and investigates the properties of the solution.

Keywords:   black-body radiation, quantum mechanics, Max Planck

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