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Stefan-Boltzmann law

[stef-uh n bohlts-muh n; German shte-fahn bawlts-mahn] /ˈstɛf ən ˈboʊlts mən; German ˈʃtɛ fɑn ˈbɔlts mɑn/
noun, Physics.
1.
the law stating that the total energy radiated from a blackbody is proportional to the fourth power of its absolute temperature.
Also called Stefan's law of radiation.
Origin
1895-1900
1895-1900; named after Josef Stefan (1835-93) and Ludwig E. Boltzmann (1844-1906), Austrian physicists, who independently formulated the law
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