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## Homework Statement

so λT = C = 2.898*10^-3 ,, where lambda Is the most common wavelength in a spectral distribution. How do I find the maximum FREQUENCY?

## The Attempt at a Solution

Maybe this is a fools hope... but could I just put

T/ƒ = 2.898*10^3 ? or something along these lines? Idk.. this is my best guess so far.. anyone want to help me understand?

EDIT: Okay.. ugh.. I wasn't understanding this properly.. The maximum wavelength in the distribution isn't the MAGNITUDE of the wavelength rather the most common wavelength, so the most common wavelength is easy to find with wien's law, and the most common frequency is just c/lambda... However the question goes on to say that the max frequency in the distribution and the max wavelength correspond to different photon energies and asks me to explain why.. this seems completely counter intuitive.. any advice?

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