## A Case Against the First Quantization

**Authors:** Nicolae Mazilu

The blackbody radiation is an open problem, in the sense that there is no classical counterpart
to describe the spectrum in physical terms. The usual derivation of Planck implicitly assumes
that the spectral density is a mean for a special kind of exponential distributions. There is
however a case where the classical statistics makes sense for the spectrum, if we consider the
spectral density as a probability density for the values of the frequency at a certain
temperature. We show here this case and illustrate it on contemporary COBE-FIRAS data, pointing
out to a special tensor nature of the cosmic background radiation. Some conclusions about the
measurement process and about the progress in general are drawn.

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[v1] 2 Sep 2010

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