|May14-06, 09:38 PM||#1|
Energy and Boltzmann's Constant
I have to find the average kinetic energy of a photon on the sun, given that E=kT where k=Boltzmann's Constant and the internal temperature of the sun is 15x10^6K. Can someone please leed me in the right direction, thanks.
|May14-06, 09:57 PM||#2|
Am I wrong in assuming that it would just be
|May15-06, 12:30 AM||#3|
The energy of a photon from the sun is determined by the sun's temperature. The Planck Law blackbody spectrum gives the energy distribution of a blackbody as a function of that body's temperature. The peak of the blackbody spectrum curve is the energy of the photon you are looking for. Wien's Displacement law will give you that photon energy (the peak of the Planck Law distribution curve).
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