Classical Physics


The Temperature of Radiation

Authors: Constantinos Ragazas

Temperature as is formally defined in Thermodynamics just does not apply to radiation. Yet, as a physical property it seems that radiation should have temperature. In this short note we define the temperature of radiation and make plausible arguments that this definition is equivalent to Kelvin temperature as defined in Thermodynamics.

Comments: 2 pages

Download: PDF

Submission history

[v1] 25 Jan 2010

Unique-IP document downloads: 155 times is a pre-print repository rather than a journal. Articles hosted may not yet have been verified by peer-review and should be treated as preliminary. In particular, anything that appears to include financial or legal advice or proposed medical treatments should be treated with due caution. will not be responsible for any consequences of actions that result from any form of use of any documents on this website.

Add your own feedback and questions here:
You are equally welcome to be positive or negative about any paper but please be polite. If you are being critical you must mention at least one specific error, otherwise your comment will be deleted as unhelpful.

comments powered by Disqus