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## Homework Statement

I(λ, T) is 4 pieces multiplied: (8π/λ

^{4}) (hc/λ) (1/(e

^{hc/λkT}-1) (c/4).

1. Identify the meaning of each term.

2. Which term(s) fix the ultraviolet catastrophe?

## The Attempt at a Solution

Well I know that the energy of a photon is given by (hc/λ), and I'm fairly certain it was Planck who introduced the e

^{hc/λkT}-1 term to reconcile the ultraviolet catastrophe, but that's about it. I've been looking through Planck's derivation and I am quite overwhelmed by the statistical analysis required.