## What is the function of blackbodies?

(Wien's law: $T\lambda _{max}=\frac{1}{5}C_{2}$ )

Kimberly Bauer 4E
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### What is the function of blackbodies?

What are blackbodies, what do they do, and when do we use the black body radiation equation?

zachary_nhem_4I
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### Re: What is the function of blackbodies?

A black body is a surface or object that absorbs all wavelengths of light/doesn't reflect any light. I believe Dr. Lavelle said that there aren't any objects with true blackbody characteristics, and therefore, we aren't going to learn much about them in this class.

Maeve Miller 1A
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### Re: What is the function of blackbodies?

I think the purpose of Dr. Lavelle discussing black bodies in class was just so we know they exist; it is likely a topic that will come up again in succeeding chemistry classes but not 14A. Don't stress :)