Plancks - Note-A-Rific: Planck Max Planck Late in the year...

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Note-A-Rific: Planck Max Planck Late in the year 1900, Max Planck (pronounced “Plonk”) came up with a new idea that might be able to solve the problems everyone was having trying to explain blackbody radiation. Up to this point everyone was assuming that those little vibrating electrons (thought to be the source of blackbody radiation) could vibrate at any frequency. Since they thought the electrons could vibrate at any frequency, they should also emit any amount of energy. Planck suggested ignoring all these ideas (which were based on classical theories about radiation acting like a wave and Maxwell’s equations). Planck tried to figure out a formula that would fit the experimental data, even if he didn’t have a good theory to back it up. Found he could fit the data on the graph to a formula if he assumed that electrons could only vibrate at specific frequencies. Specific frequency should also mean that those electrons had specific amounts of
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