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Relating Radiancy to Energy Density?

  1. Nov 9, 2005 #1

    eck

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    I'm looking through some of my physics notes where we derived radiancy equations for black body radiation (Rayleigh-Jeans and Planck), and I have a quick question. In class, we went through the derivation for the energy density as a function of frequency and temperature. However, I can't find anything in my notes about how radiancy is related to energy density. I tried to look online, and didn't find anything helpful, other than the equation that relates them: [tex] R(\nu ,T) = c/4 u(\nu ,T) [/tex], where u is the energy density and R is the radiancy. From the units it looks like radiancy is the power per area per time, but I am totally mystified by the factor c/4. Can anyone quickly go over where this comes from?
     
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  3. Nov 9, 2005 #2

    eck

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    Sorry, the TeX came out wrong. It should be one-fourth times c times u (nu, T).
     
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