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.

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[v1] 25 Jan 2010

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