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I understand how classical theory was wrong about blackbody radiation with the intensity reaching infinity as the frequency increased. However, I don't understand how the problem is solved with quantum physics. How does the fact that electromagnetic radiation be transfered as discrete packets of energy solve the ultraviolet catastrophe?

If someone could clear me up on the subject, it'd be really nice.

Thank you

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# How does Quantum Physics solve the ultraviolet catastrophe?

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