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Blackbody radiator

  1. Jun 1, 2008 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

    Does a blackbody at 200K emit twice as much total radiation as when its temperature is 100K?

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    3. The attempt at a solution

    I'm not sure, but I think it is yes because if the temperature is doubled, then the energy of the photons will be doubled, therefore it will emit twice as much radiation. Is this correct?
     
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  3. Jun 1, 2008 #2

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    There is a well-known equation that relates radiated power to temperature of a blackbody. It is surely in you class notes or text book.
     
  4. Jun 1, 2008 #3
    the only equation in my notes with temperature in it is:
    (wavelength) x temperature = 0.002898mK

    i don't know how this relates to the question though
     
  5. Jun 1, 2008 #4

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    There should be another equation, involving radiated power. And temperature raised to some integer power. It probably has a Greek lowercase "sigma" in it as well.

    If not in your notes, check the text book.
     
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