Wien's displacement law

\ ˈvēnz-, ˈwēnz- \

Definition of Wien's displacement law

: a statement in physics: the wavelength of thermal radiation most copiously emitted by a blackbody is inversely proportional to the absolute temperature of the body

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History and Etymology for Wien's displacement law

after Wilhelm Wien †1928 German physicist

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“Wien's displacement law.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Aug. 2020.

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