Stefan-Boltzmann law

noun
Ste·​fan-Boltz·​mann law | \ˈshteˌfänˈbōltsˌmän-\

Definition of Stefan-Boltzmann law 

: a statement in thermal radiation: the total emissive power of an ideal black body is proportional to the fourth power of its absolute temperature

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History and Etymology for Stefan-Boltzmann law

after Josef Stefan †1893 Austrian physicist, its formulator, & Ludwig Boltzmann †1906 Austrian physicist who first demonstrated it

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