Physics Girl

The Ultraviolet Catastrophe

Special | 6m 31s  | Video has closed captioning.

How did the field of quantum mechanics come about in the first place? The Rayleigh-Jeans catastrophe, also known as the ultraviolet catastrophe was a prediction by the Rayleigh-Jeans law that a blackbody would radiate infinite amounts of ultraviolet light.

Aired: 01/10/17

Rating: NR


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