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The Ultraviolet Catastrophe
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Unboxing an MIT Physics Exam from the 8.012 Classical Mechanics course, plus we go over...
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The Ultraviolet Catastrophe

How did the field of quantum mechanics come about in the first place? The Rayleigh-Jeans catastrophe, also known as the ultraviolet catastrophe was a prediction by the Rayleigh-Jeans law that a blackbody would radiate infinite amounts of ultraviolet light.

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