Hi to all, I have a quantum question to post here.(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

In the discussion on atomic theory, we know that electrons in different orbital levels have different quantum energy, say n=1 and n=2 have different energy levels. When one electron 'jumps' to another energy level, say from n=2 to n=1, the demotion will release a photon with energy equal to the energy level difference.

On a macroscopic level, if I take a lift from level 2 to level 1, do I release a photon of similar energy as well? Consider that a macroscopic body is also argued to be made up of billions of microscopic bodies. Similarly, if I take a lift from level 1 to level 2, do I absorb a photon which will increase my energy level relative to a fixed point, say the Earth's surface?

Pleae advise. Thanks.

**Physics Forums | Science Articles, Homework Help, Discussion**

Join Physics Forums Today!

The friendliest, high quality science and math community on the planet! Everyone who loves science is here!

The friendliest, high quality science and math community on the planet! Everyone who loves science is here!

# Quantum on macroscopic scale

**Physics Forums | Science Articles, Homework Help, Discussion**