Advanced Level Astrophysics Black body Radiation (Lesson plan and PowerPoint)

Advanced Level Astrophysics Black body Radiation (Lesson p
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This download is a PowerPoint and lesson plan explaining black body radiation and how this is used to ascertain stellar types from spectra. There is a worked example of calculating flux.

This is lesson 6 / 12 from my Astrophysics / Cosmology course, all available individually or as a bundle at a reduced price.

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Stefan’s law and Wien’s displacement law.

General shape of black-body curves, use of Wien’s displacement law to estimate black-body temperature of sources.

Assumption that a star is a black body.

Inverse square law, assumptions in its application.

Use of Stefan’s law to compare the power output, temperature and size of stars

Description of the main stellar classes
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Advanced Level Astrophysics Black body Radiation (Lesson p
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