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Calculate Change of Energy of an Electron Changing Energy Levels in a Atom in Calculu

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Jan2-11, 04:43 PM
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How do I write this in calculus notation?

[delta]E = (-2.178 x 10^(-18) J) / (n^2 - n_0^2)

were [delta] is the Greek letter delta used to represent change of
E = Energy
-2.178 x 10^(-18) J = Different form of Rydberg's constant
J is the unit for work Joules
n = energy level of an atom
n_0 = n naught, energy level at time T = 0

Thank you for the help!
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How do I write this in calculus notation?

[delta]E = (-2.178 x 10^(-18) J) / (n^2 - n_0^2)

were [delta] is the Greek letter delta used to represent change of
E = Energy
-2.178 x 10^(-18) J = Different form of Rydberg's constant
J is the unit for work Joules
n = energy level of an atom
n_0 = n naught, energy level at time T = 0

Thank you for the help!
Click on the expression below to see how to render it in TeX, if that's what you are asking:

[tex]\Delta E =\frac{-2.718\cdot 10^{-18}}{n^2 - n_0^2}[/tex]
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Jan2-11, 05:43 PM
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I was actually just asking how to write in calculus notation with derivatives and such if they apply here as this equation just seems to simple if you know what I mean.

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Jan2-11, 08:36 PM
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Calculate Change of Energy of an Electron Changing Energy Levels in a Atom in Calculu

I just thought that the equation can be simplified by expressing it in calculus notation as it just seems way to simple and I'm seeing two changes, a change in energy and a change in energy levels within the equation so my initial thoughts were that it could rewritten...


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