I understand that if wavelength continues to decrease energy emitted by an atom would get to infinite, but how does the max wavelength at a particular temperature translate to discrete energy packets. Please explain.

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    $\begingroup$ Planck empirically found an expression that fit the black body radiation curve, particularly for high frequencies. One way to rationalize the form of the expression was that energy emissions had to be discrete. $\endgroup$
    – Zhe
    Jul 12, 2019 at 15:12
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    $\begingroup$ I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because this question seems to be more suitable for SEPhysics. $\endgroup$
    – Buttonwood
    Jul 13, 2019 at 16:45


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