Planck's law

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(physics) the basis of quantum theory

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In his initial paper [3] and in the latter portion of his text [4], Planck correctly derived an expression for the blackbody function.
His a priori invocation of the blackbody function for the gas layer, though appearing mathematically correct because of the multiplication with k, ensured the result sought.
Once Schuster assumed that the blackbody function could be directly applied to represent the emission of the gas, a great thickness guaranteed that blackbody radiation was produced, even if the coefficient of absorption was small, merely because the coefficient of scattering was much smaller (see Eq.