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 #\sigma=5.67\times10^{-8}\quad kg.s^{-3}K^{-4}#.

A number easy to remember : the 567-8 constant