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Homework Help: What would happen to the frequency of emitted radiation

  1. May 30, 2013 #1
    According to Maxwell's Laws of electromagnetism , the orbital frequency (the number of complete orbits per second) of an electron will match the frequency of the emitted radiation.

    if an electron spirals into the nucleus, what would happen to the frequency of the emitted radiation?

    this is what i got.
    the frequency would gradually increase due to increase in centripetal acceleration.
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  3. May 30, 2013 #2


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    Is this really a textbook question? Electrons do not spiral into the nucleus, and electrons do not "orbit" in atoms...
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