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Frequency question

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there's 2 frequency formulas:
1. f=e/2pi(4pi*epsilon*mr^3)^(1/2)
2. 1/namda=-E/ch[1/(nf^2)-1/(ni^2)]
are those the same thing?
 

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NO!

the first, if you follow the words thru the derivation,
is the frequency that the electron orbits the center.

the second is the frequency of the light emitted
during a CHANGE from one orbit to another.

(If the n's are small integers, we should expect that
the two are roughly the same order-of-magnitude,
so the light comes from a resonance in the changing atom)
 
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ok, thanks! :)
 

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