# Understanding the Planck blackbody spectrum and Landau diamagnetism within classical electromagnetism

@article{Boyer2016UnderstandingTP, title={Understanding the Planck blackbody spectrum and Landau diamagnetism within classical electromagnetism}, author={Timothy H Boyer}, journal={European Journal of Physics}, year={2016}, volume={37} }

Electromagnetism is a relativistic theory, and one must exercise care in coupling this theory with nonrelativistic classical mechanics and with nonrelativistic classical statistical mechanics. Indeed historically, both the blackbody radiation spectrum and diamagnetism within classical theory have been misunderstood because of two crucial failures: (1) the neglect of classical electromagnetic zero-point radiation, and (2) the use of erroneous combinations of nonrelativistic mechanics with…

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