Title

The blackbody reservoir and the Planck spectrum

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

12-30-1996

Abstract

We present a simple criterion for assessing the validity of various reservoir models viz. the results for the random force correlation should lead to the Planck spectrum. We note that the usual results associated with the RWA do not meet this criterion whereas the corresponding results for the independent-oscillator model do.

Publication Source (Journal or Book title)

Physics Letters, Section A: General, Atomic and Solid State Physics

First Page

22

Last Page

24

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