# Maxwell electromagnetic theory, Planck's radiation law, and Bose—Einstein statistics

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## Abstract

*We give an example in which it is possible to understand quantum statistics using classical concepts. This is done by studying the interaction of chargedmatter oscillators with the thermal and zeropoint electromagnetic fields characteristic of quantum electrodynamics and classical stochastic electrodynamics. Planck's formula for the spectral distribution and the elements of energy hw are interpreted without resorting to discontinuities. We also show the aspects in which our model calculation complement other derivations of blackbody radiation spectrum without quantum assumptions*.

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Radiation Model Calculation Electromagnetic Field Quantum Statistic Spectral Distribution
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