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B Light - Black-bodies & Spontaneous / Stimulated Emission.

  1. Aug 9, 2017 #1

    I have a short question:

    In relation to the Sun - is Black-body radiation ultimately the result of a combination of spontaneous (majority) and stimulated (minority) emission of photons?
    In relation to the IR emissions from everyday objects due to their temperature - is Black-body radiation from the result of spontaneous emission?

    If not, could somebody point me to a good description of why Blackbody radiation and Spontaneous emission are ultimately different? The internet is confused on the issue.

    Thank you for any answers.

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  3. Aug 10, 2017 #2
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