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How is light produced

  1. Apr 24, 2010 #1
    I am not quiet sure where should i post this question, so forgive me if i asked this question at the wrong place. Now my Question is that how can an intensely thermochemical process like burning of a fuel produce, something like light which is a electromagnetic wave ?
  2. jcsd
  3. Apr 24, 2010 #2
    Violent motion of charges radiates light. The source of the violent motion is the kinetic energy of their high temperature. Look up "blackbody radiation" on Wikipedia.
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