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I don't really understand the reason why wave theory of light fails to explain the blackbody radiation. My textbook says the Planck's quantum theory explains blackbody radiation. It says "If we assume, he said, that radiation is emitted in packets of energy instead of continuously as in a wave, then we can explain the black body spectrum."
So, the problem in the wave theory is that energy is absorbed or emitted continuously, not in multiple quanta. But why is continuous emission or absorption a problem when we deal with black body radiation? I was taught in class (or maybe I interpreted it this way) that if energy would be continuously radiated, then the intensity of radiation must increase on heating the black body and wavelength of light would stay same. But from experiment, wavelength changes. Hence it fails to explain it.
But assuming that what I wrote above is correct, why can't the wavelength change? And even in Planck's theory, why can't simply the number of quanta emitted increase and frequency be constant, so it gives radiation of same wavelength?
Please note that I have tried my best to look this up on the Internet, but all I see is explanations for back body radiations in terms of Planck's theory.
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