Wavelength and Temperature

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Alan Wu
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Wavelength and Temperature

Postby Alan Wu » Fri Oct 04, 2019 6:07 pm

1B.11 The star Antares emits light with maximum intensity at 850 nm. What is the temperature at the surface of Antares?

What is the relationship between wavelength and temperature? Can someone explain the equation needed to solve this question?

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Re: Wavelength and Temperature

Postby Chem_Mod » Fri Oct 04, 2019 8:25 pm

Temperature is inversely proportional to the maximum wavelength. This problem is solvable using Wien's law and the constant 2.9mm*K.

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Re: Wavelength and Temperature

Postby Sara Richmond 2K » Wed Oct 09, 2019 3:18 pm

There is a short section in the textbook about Wein's law that helped me better understand this. You should check out section 1B of the textbook.

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