What Are Wien's Law & the Stefan-Boltzmann Law?


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Based solely on color, which of these is likely the hottest (hint: look at a picture of a rainbow, the violet end has shorter wavelengths and the redder end has longer wavelengths).

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1. As on object gets hotter, you would expect that it:

2. The wavelength of maximum intensity will get _____ as an object gets _____.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet will test you on concepts related to Wien's Law and the Stefan-Boltzman Law. Some of the information you'll be quizzed on includes the relation between temperature and the color of a glowing object and the relation between the wavelength of maximum intensity and temperature of an object.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to test your knowledge of:

  • Wien's Law
  • The Stefan-Boltzman Law
  • Definition of Lamba Max

Skills Practiced

  • Making connections - use your understanding of the concepts of Wien's Law and the Stefan-Boltzmann Law in different contexts
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding Wien's Law and the Stefan-Boltzman Law and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about Wien's Law and the Stefan-Boltzmann Law

Additional Learning

To learn more about Wien's Law and the Stefan-Boltzmann Law, review the accompanying lesson titled What Are Wien's Law & the Stefan-Boltzmann Law? The lesson covers the following topics:

  • Why objects glow
  • Defining photon
  • Understanding blackbody radiation and temperature
  • Defining blackbody and absolute zero
  • Understanding Wien's Law and the Stefan-Boltzmann Law
  • Defining Lambda Max