Standing waves in Bohr's atomic model

The purpose of this demonstration is to give some insight on Bohr’s atomic model and to symbolically and visually show how a wave, following a circular closed path, can stand still. A standing wave (n integer in the demonstration) interferes constructively with itself and doesn’t show any apparent movement (so there’s no acceleration, no electromagnetic emitted radiation and no loss of energy).


Luca Moroni

Resource Type
angular-momentum  bohr  debroglie  hydrogen  standing-waves 
Target Group (Age)
3 – 19+
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