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Calculations with Wien's Law & the Stefan-Boltzmann Law

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Rewrite the given constant sigma 5.67 X 10^-8 J/(s m^2 K^4)(info) in the Stefan-Boltzmann law using watts and knowing that a superscript of -1 means you are dividing by that specific quantity.

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1. Knowing what you now know about Wien's law, use several temperatures of your choice and the equation in this lesson to figure out the relationship between temperature and the maximum wavelength emitted.

2. If a star the same size as our sun has a temperature that is 10 times hotter than the surface of the sun, then:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and corresponding worksheet will help you gauge your understanding of how to use Wien's Law and the Stefan-Boltzmann Law. Topics you'll need to know to pass the quiz include understanding how to rewrite the given constant sigma in the Stefan-Boltzmann Law as well as knowing the relationship between temperature and wavelength.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to assess your knowledge of:

  • How to rewrite the given constant sigma in the Stefan-Boltzmann Law
  • The relationship between temperature and wavelength
  • The calculation of a star's output relative to the sun
  • The fundamental characteristics of Wien's Law
  • The fundamental characteristics of the Stefan-Boltzmann Law

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Additional Learning

To learn more about the characteristics of these two laws, review the corresponding lesson on Calculations with Wien's Law & the Stefan-Boltzmann Law. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Describe the idea behind Lambda max
  • Identify how to rewrite the given constant sigma in the Stefan-Boltzmann Law
  • Know the relationship between temperature and wavelength
  • Learn the calculation of a star's output relative to the sun
  • Appreciate the fundamental characteristics of Wien's Law
  • Understand the fundamental characteristics of the Stefan-Boltzmann Law
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