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Name: Radiation
ID: m42230
Language: English (en)
  • Discuss heat transfer by radiation.
  • Explain the power of different materials.
Subject: Science and Technology
Keywords: Global temperature, Greenhouse effect, Heat transfer, Infrared radiation, Quantum theory, Radiation, Thermographs, Ultraviolet radiation, Visible light
License: Creative Commons Attribution License CC-BY 3.0

Authors: OpenStax College (
Copyright Holders: Rice University (
Maintainers: OpenStax College (, OSC Physics Maintainer (

Latest version: 1.4 (history)
First publication date: Dec 22, 2011 3:35 pm -0600
Last revision to module: Jun 20, 2012 9:59 am -0500


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Version: 1.6 Jul 9, 2014 2:38 pm -0500 by OpenStax College
moved Problem-Solving note to proper place above Summary.

Version: 1.5 Sep 9, 2013 11:22 am -0500 by OSC Physics Maintainer
fixed solution

Version: 1.4 Jun 20, 2012 9:59 am -0500 by OSC Physics Maintainer Currently viewing this version.
post W&N QA

Version: 1.3 Jun 13, 2012 2:02 pm -0500 by OSC Physics Maintainer
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Version: 1.2 Apr 11, 2012 10:43 am -0500 by OSC Physics Maintainer
initial publication

Version: 1.1 Dec 29, 2011 1:34 pm -0600 by OSC Physics Maintainer
Created module

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