Conceptual Physics (12th Edition)

Published by Addison-Wesley
ISBN 10: 0321909100
ISBN 13: 978-0-32190-910-7

Chapter 30 - Think and Discuss: 86


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Figure 30.7 shows the radiation curve of an incandescent source. It spans a broad band of frequencies. An incandescent source that peaks in the green part of the visible spectrum will also emit lots of red light and blue light. The three colors would overlap to form white. The sun is a good example of such an incandescent object. In summary, "green-hot" stars are white.
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