does the electron in circular path radiate?

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and if it DOES....what happens to the speed of the electron, or its radius? (this is a qualitative question). I know it "loses" some energy by radiating so how does it manifest? in speed and radius?
asked Dec 23, 2012 in Physics by kiers (47 points)

1 Answer

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An electron traveling in a circular path is indeed radiating.  This is because the electron is accelerating and hence it will radiate electromagnetic waves.
answered Dec 23, 2012 by CaptainTeemo ~Expert~ (631 points)
yes. so does the electron LOSE something in the process? lose velocity, radius of travel etc?