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Planck modelled a blackbody as a collection of harmonic oscillators. Then he assumed that each oscillator could only have a energy [itex]E[/itex] equal to [itex]nh\nu[/itex], where [itex]\nu[/itex] is the frequency of the oscillator.

My question is, how can a collection of oscillators like this ever emit radiation which doesnothave frequency [itex]\nu[/itex] as well?

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