Classical nature of the hydrogen atom

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Homework Statement


According to the classical nature of the hydrogen atom an electron in a circular orbit of radius 5.3*10^-11m around a proton fixed at the centre is unstable. If it is true, how long would it take for the electron to collaspse into the proton?


Homework Equations


There is a hint: "Use integral calculus to solve the classical expression for radiation from an accelerated charge"


The Attempt at a Solution


I really don't know where to start... can anyone care to tell me what is the "classical expression for radiation"?
 

Answers and Replies

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can anyone suggest where to start?
 

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