How Rayleigh and Jeans Arrived at Their Radiation Formula

Volume 9, Issue 2, April 2024     |     PP. 80-90      |     PDF (384 K)    |     Pub. Date: April 2, 2024
DOI: 10.54647/physics140620    42 Downloads     32488 Views  

Author(s)

Song Xiao Wu, Chongqing Fuling 5 th middle school, Chongqing, China
Xing Chen, Chongqing Fuling no.13 primary school, Chongqing, China
Hui Liu, Chongqing University, Chongqing, China

Abstract
In 1900, Rayleigh put forward a complete expression of blackbody radiation distribution function, but the specific coefficient value was not given. It was not until 1905 that Rayleigh reconsidered the problem of blackbody radiation in the long wave region that he calculated the specific coefficient value, but the coefficient value he gave was 8 times larger than that in the formula we are familiar with today. In the same year, this coefficient was revised by Jeans, so it was called Rayleigh-Jenkins formula.

Keywords
blackbody radiation Rayleigh-Jeans formula

Cite this paper
Song Xiao Wu, Xing Chen, Hui Liu, How Rayleigh and Jeans Arrived at Their Radiation Formula , SCIREA Journal of Physics. Volume 9, Issue 2, April 2024 | PP. 80-90. 10.54647/physics140620

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