Temperature and Luminosity of Stars: Wein's Law and the Stephan Boltzmann Law


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Title Temperature and Luminosity of Stars: Wein's Law and the Stephan Boltzmann Law
Description The goals of this activity are to understand thermal spectra, to understand Wien’s Law and the Stephan-Boltzmann Law, to understand how thermal spectra can be used to evaluate the temperature of a star and to understand how temperature and radius of a star determine a star’s luminosity
Subject Astronomy
Level Undergrad - Intro
Type Lab
Duration 60 minutes
Answers Included No
Language English
Keywords Stephan-Boltzmann Law. wavelength, Wein's Law, light intensity, stellar luminosity, stellar temperature, thermal spectrum
Simulation(s) Spektrum Benda hitam


Author(s) Rhoda Berenson
Contact Email rb143@nyu.edu
School / Organization New York University
Date submitted 14/07/18
Date updated 14/10/27