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Accelerated electron photon emission

  1. Feb 15, 2009 #1
    Classically, I think it is correct to say that Maxwell implies an accelerated electron will "radiate"

    What is the quantum take on this please? In particular, what determines the wavelength of the emitted photon?

    PS I may ahve asked something like this before, but I never found an answer. This is a re-phrasing of the question.

    PPS I know one should not try to interpret what the maths says in practical terms! cf, maths of a car's front suspension is same as how you tune a radio, but my radio is not made of springs and shock absorbers!

    Thanks

    David
     
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