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    Two light sources are provided: a hydrogen discharge tube and a filament lamp. Each can be viewed through a grating fixed to the glass case. If you maneuver your eye until you see a bright fringe pattern, which type of spectrum you see for each light source?

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    A filament lamp radiates as a black-body. The source of the radiation is the heat caused by the resistance to the electron's flow through the metal filament.

    Black-body radiation is continuous; it emits EM radiation in all frequencies. However, not all frequencies are emitted with the same intensity. The intensities are distributed according to Maxwell-Boltzmann distribution.

    The width and peak of the distribution of intensities is determined by the temperature of the ...

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    This response discusses what the light spectrum of two different light sources would be.