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Simple Black Body Radiation Question

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Homework Statement


The total radiation emitted by a certain star is a factor 16 times that of a second star of equal size. Calculate the ratio between the temperatures of the star.

Homework Equations


lamda x T = 2.90x10^-3

The Attempt at a Solution


16I = I

Therefore, Wiens Displacement law (above):
16I x T1 = I x T2
Where I is equal on both sides.

T2/T1 = 16
I'm not too sure on what equations to apply to this! Do I use just Wien's Displacement Law and put them together? Doesn't look right (not supplied with answers).
Or do I use the Stefan Boltzmann Law (I = oT^4)?

How do I know which law to use?
Any help is greatful!
 

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sylas
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Homework Statement


The total radiation emitted by a certain star is a factor 16 times that of a second star of equal size. Calculate the ratio between the temperatures of the star.

Homework Equations


lamda x T = 2.90x10^-3

The Attempt at a Solution


16I = I

Therefore, Wiens Displacement law (above):
16I x T1 = I x T2
Where I is equal on both sides.

T2/T1 = 16
I'm not too sure on what equations to apply to this! Do I use just Wien's Displacement Law and put them together? Doesn't look right (not supplied with answers).
Or do I use the Stefan Boltzmann Law (I = oT^4)?

How do I know which law to use?
Any help is greatful!
Just look for the definitions of the Wien's Displacement Law and the Stefan-Boltzmann Law. What are they measuring? What are I, λ and T?
 

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