Conceptual Physics (12th Edition)

Published by Addison-Wesley
ISBN 10: 0321909100
ISBN 13: 978-0-32190-910-7

Chapter 32 - Think and Discuss: 48

Answer

It would emit a continuous spectrum.

Work Step by Step

The orbiting, accelerating electron would radiate continuously. It would gradually lose energy as it spiraled inward to crash into the nucleus. The frequency of its emitted radiation would increase in a continuous fashion. This is discussed on page 608.
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