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Why does the graph of black body radiation come down after a maximum? Isn't it like supposed to 'blow up' to infinity, according to that equation $E = \sigma T^4$. How can the Wien distribution law be 'combined' with this to get Planck's equation of black body radiation? I watched a few videos and read some stuff on the net but it couldn't be explained satisfactorily.

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    $\begingroup$ The graph plotted is intensity Vs wavelength of light, not with temperature. $\endgroup$ – Manvendra Somvanshi May 5 at 15:37
  • $\begingroup$ So basically you are searching a proof of Planck's law using Stefan's law ? $\endgroup$ – Med-Elf May 5 at 16:13
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Well, no. That is because there is a limit to type of radiation being emitted from an object. If the object is at Planck temperature then the emitted light will be so small. It will collapse into a black hole formed from pure light.

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