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19/10/1900 Scientific revolution begins

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#2 Quantum Leap Max Planck and Black Body Radiation

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Physics - Chapt. 66 Quantum Mechanics (4 of 9) Planck and Planck's Law

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PLANK"S QUANTUM THEORY

German physicist Max Planck discovered his law of blackbody radiation. A blackbody is an idealized physical body which does not reflect any radiation. It only emits its own radiation. Planck's law describes a frequency of this radiation at a given temperature. He had to assume that radiation is emitted in small chunks, called quanta. This started the quantum revolution in physics.
    • Essentials 

    • The law 

    • Black-body radiation 

    • Different forms 

    • Physics 

    • Properties 

    • Derivation 

    • History