II. The Second Law in Relation to Thermal Radiative Transfer

  title={II. The Second Law in Relation to Thermal Radiative Transfer},
  author={Christopher Gunaseelan Jesudason},
Planck introduced the quantum hypothesis from his Blackbody radiation studies, where he and subsequent workers opined that classical mechanics and electrodynamical theories could not account for the phenomenon. Hence a statistical mechanics with an appropriate Second law entropy was invented and coupled to the First law to account for quantum effects. Here, as an academic exercise we derive the quantum of energy by considering two structures, that of the dipole oscillators on a 2‐D surface and… 
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