Stefan-Boltzmann law


Ste·​fan-Boltz·​mann 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

Word History


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

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“Stefan-Boltzmann law.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Apr. 2024.

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