Classical Electromagnetic Theory -- Frequency of EM radiated from a moving electron

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So I was reading my topic named "atoms" and got confused at a paragraph. It goes like this.. I encircled the paragraph

when they told " "frequency of electromagnetic waves emitted by the revolving electrons is equal to the frequency of revolution" I got confused at 'frequency of revolution'. What do they mean by this term and 'Frequency of revolution' of what?? And from this if you could give me an insight about the whole paragraph then it would be even better. Thanks!
 

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It's assumed that the electron is on a circular orbit, and the frequency of revolution means how many full circles or radians it goes per second. I don't think the radiation predicted by classical EM will be only that one frequency, but most of the radiated energy will be somewhere around that value of ##\nu##. You can Google "synchrotron radiation".
 
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Thanks for the answer!
 

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