Stefan Boltzman Law

Written by Jerry Ratzlaff on . Posted in Thermodynamics

Stefan Boltzman law states that the total energy radiated from black body radiation that is emitted by a surface is porportional to the fourth power of its absolute temperature.

Stefan Boltzmann Law Formula

\(\large{ P =  \epsilon \; \sigma \; T_a^4 \; A  }\)


\(\large{ P }\) = radiate energy

\(\large{ T_a }\) = absolute temperature

\(\large{ A }\) = area of the emitting body

\(\large{ \epsilon }\)  (Greek symbol epsilon) = emissivity of the material

\(\large{ \sigma }\)  (Greek symbol sigma) = Stefan Boltzmann Constant

Stefan Boltzmann Constant

Stefan Boltzman Constant, abbreviated as \(\sigma\), also called Stefan Constant, has a value of \(\large{ \; 5.670373 \;x\; 10^{-8} \; W/m^2/K^4  }\) 


Tags: Equations for Temperature