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BridgetJ_2J
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Can someone explain to me what black body radiation is and its significance to what we're currently learning (or to the class in general)?

Jasmine Cha 1A
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From what Professor Lavelle mentioned, we won't really need to use black body radiation regularly, I believe. However, black bodies are just a hypothetical term for materials that absorb all frequencies (but no material actually does this). It was just mentioned as a contrast to atoms since, unlike black bodies, atoms have a unique spectrum of frequencies that they can absorb.
If I'm wrong, someone can definitely correct me on this though.

Daniel_Callos_4I
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