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# Wavelength of maximum intensity

wavelength of maximum intensity: The wavelength at which a perfect radiator emits the maximum amount of energy; depends only on the object's temperature.
weak force: One of the four forces of nature; the weak force is responsible for some forms of radioactive decay.

where is the wavelength of maximum intensity; b is a constant; and T is the absolute temperature. The Wien displacement constant b is equal to 0.28978 centimeter-degree. Also called Wien displacement law .

describes the variation of intensity of black-body radiation at a given temperature, as a function of wavelength; (c) the Stefan-Boltzmann law relates the time rate of radiant energy emission from a black body to its absolute temperature; (d) the Wien law relates the wavelength of maximum intensity ...

The value of Wien's relationship is that if you can measure the wavelength of maximum intensity from a spectrum, you can use it to calculate a value for the effective temperature. let us see how this works in the example below.

However, the law is most commonly stated in terms of wavelength and is probably easier to remember that way. Thus at 6000 K, the wavelength of maximum intensity is 0.29/6000 cm, or 480 nm, corresponding to the yellow-green part of the visible spectrum.