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quantum theory

in A Dictionary of Physics

Sixth edition

Published in print January 2009 | ISBN: 9780199233991
Published online January 2009 | e-ISBN: 9780191726798
quantum theory

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The theory devised by Max Planck in 1900 to account for the emission of the black-body radiation from hot bodies.

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Subjects: Physics

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