We all know that the elctrons in the nucleus of an atom cant jump to any enrgy state but rather specific sets of energy levels which we call sub-shells (orbitals), implying that energy is quantized just like electric charge.(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

But here is an excerpt from my Phyiscs Book which says otherwise :

When moving a particle

between two points A and B that are

a distance x apart,

Work done by electric field=FΔx= -ΔPotential Energy

∴F= -ΔPotential Energy/Δx

If the two points are close together, x is very small. The change in

potential energy must therefore also be very small; otherwise, the

force would be extremely large. This argument applies as the displacement

becomes infinitesimal (in the limit Δx → 0) and means that the electric

potential energy cannot jump discontinuously when a particle moves

between two points A and B an infinitesimal distance apart.

Which one is correct, the book or the theory (we all take for granted)

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# Is Energy Really Quantized ? (electric Potential enrgy)

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