UV Catastrophe (Max Planck​!​)

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lyrics

Rayleigh-Jeans you must be kidding,
Wilhelm Wien is dead to me.
When you write equations they should work at every frequency.

Measured wavelengths radiating from an ideal blackbody,
At a given temperature show me your inconsistency.

And who the h is he?
A man appearing on the scene.
A man of great discretion sees,
To make the laws complete,
You gotta be discrete.

MAX PLANCK!

Who will save us from the ultraviolet catastrophe? MAX PLANCK!
Who will save us from the ultraviolet catastrophe? MAX PLANCK!

In the middle 1890’s Planck was tryin’ to maximize,
The light emitted by a bulb, to ultra-fy efficiency.
So he wrote a small equation based on ideal oscillation.
But to his intense frustration, it still failed for the UV!

In an act of desperation he accepted an assumption,
(for the sake of innovation) that he might not be correct.
Now released from prior notions, he was free to revelations
Contradicting current thinking in ways he could not project.

Statistical mechanics leads,
Him to quantize the energy.
Planck’s constant times the frequency,
Discreet levels of energy,
No more UV catastrophe!

MAX PLANCK!

Who has saved us from the ultraviolet catastrophe? MAX PLANCK!
Who has saved us from the ultraviolet catastrophe? MAX PLANCK!

Planck didn’t stop at energy, no unit has immunity,
when physical relationships can be expressed more succinctly.
Mass, Length, Charge Time, Temperature,
reduced as small as they can be,
Analog is out, the dawning of Quantum Reality.

He has saved us from the ultraviolet catastrophe. MAX PLANCK!
He amazed us with his plan to quantize the energy. MAX PLANCK!
He has saved us from the ultraviolet catastrophe. MAX PLANCK!
Playin’ violin with Einstein in pre-war Germany. MAX PLANCK!
Nobel Prize for Physics, in a state of constant hardcore! MAX PLANCK!
Six point six two six times 10 to negative thirty four! MAX PLANCK!

Saved us from the catastrophe. MAX PLANCK! MAX PLANCK!
Saved us from the catastrophe. MAX PLANCK! MAX PLANCK!
Saved us from the catastrophe. MAX PLANCK! MAX PLANCK!
Saved us from the catastrophe.

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from icanhasmatheatre! The Archive., released August 28, 2014

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