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Re: Physic help

Steve wrote:

>My understanding of what would happen is that in energetic collisions,
>electrons would get displaced in their orbits by mutual repulsion
>between the electron shells of the colliding atoms.  When the electrons
>snap back to their original orbits, they radiate photons.  Since heat is
>just statistically random motion on a small scale, that's why hot
>objects radiate.

Ah yes, I think I should have know that, in fact a day ago I was telling
someone that light was emitted when electrons fell back into a lower
energetic state.

>40^2 is 1600.  Much, much worse.

Oops, don't know what got into me, I guess my mind tried to deceive me to
prevent a shock.