# How did Stefan Boltzmann find the constant to the Stefan Boltzmann law?

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Feb 29, 2016

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#### Explanation:

The **Stefan-Boltzmann constant** is named after two individuals - **Joseph Stefan** who empirically found this constant and **Ludwig Boltzmann** who derived it from the first principles.

A detailed history of this important constant and its significance is presented in the following work :

**A Brief History Of The #T^4# Radiation Law** :

http://webpages.uidaho.edu/~crepeau/ht2009-88060.pdf

**Interesting Point**: Written to three significant figures, the value of **Stefan-Boltzmann constant** is

A number easy to remember : the 567-8 constant