This small group activity has students reasoning about how the Planck distribution shifts when the temperature is doubled. This leads to a qualitative argument for the Stefan-Boltzmann law.
This small whiteboard question introduces the Stefan-Boltzmann law.
group Small Group Activity
30 min.
group Small Group Activity
30 min.
assignment Homework
Solve for the net power transferred between the two sheets.
Optional: Find the power through an \(N\)-layer sandwich.
face Lecture
30 min.
thermodynamics statistical mechanics
These are notes, essentially the equation sheet, from the final review session for Thermal and Statistical Physics.face Lecture
120 min.
Planck distribution blackbody radiation photon statistical mechanics
These notes from the fourth week of Thermal and Statistical Physics cover blackbody radiation and the Planck distribution. They include a number of small group activities.computer Computer Simulation
30 min.
group Small Group Activity
30 min.
face Lecture
30 min.
face Lecture
5 min.
face Lecture
5 min.
thermodynamics statistical mechanics
This very quick lecture reviews the content taught in Energy and Entropy, and is the first content in Thermal and Statistical Physics.