Does a lightbulb at a temperature of 2500 K produce as white a light as the Sun at 6000 K? Explain.
Solution 3Q: We have to calculate the wavelength of light emitted by the bulb in comparison to those emitted by the Sun. Step 1 of 2 Concept: Wien's Displacement Law: The absolute temperature T of a body is inversely proportional to the wavelength of the light radiated by it. Mathematically, 3 × T = constant = 2.90 × 10 Km …(1) Thus, the shorter the wavelength of light radiated by an object, the higher is temperature.