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