Can we give an analogy for nucleus to sun and electrons to planets

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Can we give an analogy for nucleus to sun and electrons to planets...................

Hi all,
Can we give an analogy for nucleus to sun and electrons to planets...................
like this in several galaxies...... and galaxies together form some other material in larger scale.

Also can we say wave nature of particle as movement of electron or planets which are revolving around the sun or nucleus ie along with another motion in some direction.

-Devanand T
 

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russ_watters
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No, the phenomena are completely different from each other.
 
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Ryan_m_b
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In my experience trying to make analogies for phenomenon one is not an expert in is extremely misleading because the whole point of analogies is to explain something not understood by comparing it to something that is.

Unfortunately there are a lot of crackpots out there who think they've discovered/understood something epic about the universe because they've made an analogy to something as simple as water draining down a sink...
 
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Googling for "planetary model of hydrogen atom" you will find this idea (although taken in the reverse direction) will be 100 years old next year.

Age doesn't make it correct though.
 
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Don't go there: The analogy had some credence while planets' orbits were thought to fall on Titius-Bode intervals. The outer planets quashed that, and the dwarf planets' orbits are a zoo.

Beware a pseudo-scientific but superficially plausible 'Theory of Everything' doing the rounds which is, IIRC, based on nested vortices...

It conveniently overlooks stuff like elliptical galaxies...
 
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There is also the electron ionization process which makes comparison impossible.
 

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