College Physics (7th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0-32160-183-1
ISBN 13: 978-0-32160-183-4

Chapter 27 - Quantum Physics - Learning Path Questions and Exercises - Conceptual Questions - Page 934: 1


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The temperature of the black body and the wavelength of maximum energy are inversely proportional. As a result, since red light has high wavelength, red stars have high wavelengths while blue stars on the other end of the spectrum gave small wavelengths. The blue star is thus hotter.
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