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Why electron circulating in an orbit must spiral inwards?

  1. Oct 27, 2005 #1
    Orbiting electrons have a constant acceleration towards the centre but why must it radiate photons as it accelerate?

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  3. Oct 27, 2005 #2
    Due to Maxwell's equations.
  4. Oct 27, 2005 #3


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    Yeah, too bad an electron's behavior cannot be described using classical physics, though.

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