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Blackbody radiation?

  1. Jun 27, 2009 #1
    Hi. I know this is a pretty basic principle, however I'm fairly new to the subject and was wondering if anyone is able to give a brief 'layman' explaination of why, as Planck's law states, at lower wavelengths the blackbody radiation falls to zero rather than continuing to climb as stated in the Rayleigh-Jeans law.

    I have read a number of articles but none yet seem to have a basic enough explaination to allow me to 'picture' the principles involved.

    Anyone that can help me with this would have my eternal gratitude!!

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  3. Jun 27, 2009 #2


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