Black Bodies and Temperature

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mbaker4E
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Black Bodies and Temperature

Postby mbaker4E » Tue Oct 16, 2018 12:17 am

Why is it that as the temperature of a black body increases, the wavelength at which the max intensity is found decreases?

Tuong Nguyen 2I
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Re: Black Bodies and Temperature

Postby Tuong Nguyen 2I » Tue Oct 16, 2018 1:41 am

As the temperature of the black body increases, the frequency of the light that causes that temperature increases as well. In other words, frequency is proportional to energy of a certain radiation. However, wavelength and frequency have an inverse proportional relationship, so as the frequency of the radiation increase, the wavelength of that radiation decreases.

BeylemZ-1B
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Re: Black Bodies and Temperature

Postby BeylemZ-1B » Wed Oct 09, 2019 3:15 pm

i think WHAT happens was explained, but i am still not understanding exactly WHY the temperature is seen to increase. Can anyone explain to me in a different light what is going on here?


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