Planck's law


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Planck's law

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(General Physics) physics a law that is the basis of quantum theory, which states that the energy of electromagnetic radiation is confined to indivisible packets (quanta), each of which has an energy equal to the product of the Planck constant and the frequency of the radiation

Planck's law

The principle that lectromagnetic radiation consists of units (quanta or photons).
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Noun1.Planck's law - (physics) the basis of quantum theory; the energy of electromagnetic waves is contained in indivisible quanta that have to be radiated or absorbed as a whole; the magnitude is proportional to frequency where the constant of proportionality is given by Planck's constant
law of nature, law - a generalization that describes recurring facts or events in nature; "the laws of thermodynamics"
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Hence, all applications of Planck's law in astronomy would very likely constitute violations of its required setting.
Because a black body is considered the most efficient heat emitter possible, there should be no going beyond the emissions predicted by Planck's law.
According to Planck's law, the energy of the photon is inversely proportional to the wavelength of light; therefore, the ratio of observed to emitted fluxes should be multiplied by the wavelength ratio of emitted to observed light.