Accession Number : AD0282148

Title :   BLACK-BODY DISTRIBUTION LAW IN SEMICLASSICAL RADIATION THEORY.

Corporate Author : STANFORD UNIV CALIF MICROWAVE LAB

Personal Author(s) : Eberly,J. H.

Report Date : JUL 1962

Pagination or Media Count : 81

Abstract : A formalism is developed, employing an improved semi-classical theory of electrodynamics, with which it is possible to treat interacting systems of radiation and large or small numbers of atoms. The theory differs from the ordinary semiclassical theory as it is most commonly employed in two ways: (1) the neoclassical theory takes consistent account of the effect of the atoms on the electromagnetic fields, as well as the effect of the fields on the atoms; (2) the neoclassical theory avoids the use of perturbation theory in the usual sense, and does not introduce the concept of transition probability. The neoclassical theory is based on the attempt to integrate Schrodinger's equation directly. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*BLACKBODY RADIATION), (*ELECTROMAGNETIC FIELDS), (*ATOMS)

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE