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Atomic physics

  1. Aug 11, 2014 #1
    Why is electron rotating in h/2pi orbit does not radiate energy
  2. jcsd
  3. Aug 11, 2014 #2


    Staff: Mentor

    We don't look at the electron as a particle rotating the nucleus instead we say its a standing wave surrounding the nucleus as first described in the Bohr model of the atom.


    and as such doesn't radiate electromagnetic radiation. Later Quantum Mechanics refined it further explaining things that the Bohr model failed at.
  4. Aug 13, 2014 #3
    Can you tell me what is standing waves with example i am studying my 11 the standard I can't understand it
  5. Aug 13, 2014 #4


    Staff: Mentor

  6. Aug 13, 2014 #5
    Thank you
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