Definition of Planck's law

1. Noun. (physics) the basis of quantum theory; the energy of electromagnetic waves is contained in indivisible quanta that have to be radiated or absorbed as a whole; the magnitude is proportional to frequency where the constant of proportionality is given by Planck's constant.

Generic synonyms: Law, Law Of Nature
Category relationships: Natural Philosophy, Physics



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Literary usage of Planck's law

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1. Rays of Positive Electricity and Their Application to Chemical Analyses by Joseph John Thomson (1921)
"If n is the frequency of one of the electrons, w the work required to liberate it, then if we assume Planck-s law w = hn ; and the energy in the radiation ..."

2. Rays of Positive Electricity and Their Application to Chemical Analyses by Joseph John Thomson (1921)
"If n is the frequency of one of the electrons, w the work required to liberate it, then if we assume Planck-s law w = hn ; and the energy in the radiation ..."

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