## Wednesday, May 30, 2012

### black body in 4 dimensions

what would be a black body's flux-frequency relation in 4 spatial dimensions? in $n$ spatial dimensions? what would be equivalent relations for the Wien displacement law and the Stefan-Boltzmann law?

bonus question: what's $\mathrm{d}/\mathrm{d}x\: \mathrm{arcosh}(x)$?

1. here are my gut guesses, without much thinking and no explicit algebra on paper.
flux density: something with \nu^{n-1+1} times e^{-Boltzmannfactor}. Note: n-1 phase space factor, +1 for energy as function of \nu.
Wien displacement: essentially unchanged, still linear in T, but with a different scale factor.
2. $$\frac{\mathrm{d}}{\mathrm{d}x}\mathrm{Arcosh}(x)=\frac{1}{x+\sqrt{x^2-1}}(1+\frac{x}{\sqrt{x^2-1}})\\ =\frac{1}{\sqrt{x^2-1}}$$