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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The energy of these waves is well known from Planck law.
It is a very important viewpoint, since according to Planck law our brain energy is too low to move real things.
Stefan and Boltzmann looked at the emission of a surface over all wavelengths, integrated the Planck law and discovered that the radiant power I in W [m.