Unformatted text preview: the loop. Hint: We computed the emission when the velocity and the acceleration are orthogonal in class already. All you have to do is to average over a full turn. It should be possible although I have never done it. III. CLASSICAL ATOMS ARE UNSTABLE The classical model of an atom has an electron in a circular orbit around the nucleus. Classically, the electron should radiate, loose energy and fall into the nucleus. Estimate how long it would take for an electron to fall into a nucleus....
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This note was uploaded on 12/29/2011 for the course PHYSICS 606 taught by Professor Bedaque during the Spring '11 term at Maryland.
- Spring '11