Discussion in 'Physics' started by Biff383, Oct 6, 2012.
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How the Quantum Theory was started ?
Planck was founder of QT ( quantum of action / energy)
Did he discover the quantum experimentally ?
No, it wasnt any empirical evidence.
Then, what did Planck do?
Many years Planck was attracted with the
absolutely black body problem.
If quantum of light falls in an area of absolutely black
body and does not radiate back, then " thermal death" comes.
In 1900 Planck decided: there is only one way to save
the quantum of light from thermal death -- it must radiate
with unit: h=Et.
This unit doesnt come from any formulas or equations.
Planck introduced this unit from heaven, from ceiling.
I must write: Planck introduced this unit (h) intuitively.
I must write: Planck introduced unit (h) phenomenologically.
Many years Planck tried to chance his intuitive discovery into
more realistic basis but unsuccessful.