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Chapter 21

Incandescence

Incandescence is the emission of electromagnetic radiation (including visible light) from a hot body as a result of its elevated temperature. The major application is in traditional electrical light bulbs, where passage of electricity through a resistive conductor in a vacuum causes heating to such an extent that light is emitted from excited electronic states.

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28 Aug 2018
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2018
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978-1-78262-815-6
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978-1-78801-284-3
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978-1-78801-503-5