How Radiation Wavelengths Can Vary by 16 Orders of Magnitude While Speeds of those Emissions Remain Constant
As in Bohr?s Model, it is assumed here that incoming energy is received by an atom and then emitted as a photon each time its received energy has increased by the discrete amount of hc/ l , where h is Planck?s constant in Joules-sec, c is light speed at 3E8 m/s, and l is wavelength. If that l is the distance between emitted photons, as assumed by Planck (when c is constant), the enormous range of wavelengths in the EM spectrum is readily achieved. Here, sequential emission of photons from a single atom is called an ?emission ray?. That ray is so tiny it is as difficult to see as seeing a single atom. A group of those rays, traveling together, is here called an ?emission beam?, which can be seen and measured. A beam?s properties may well be the statistical mean of values of its component rays. If correct, the constant speed c of all emissions might be attributed to constant ?escape velocity? from the atomic sources, rather than the still-unfound all-pervasive aether. Concepts by Galileo, Ritz and Doppler still apply for an observer moving relative to the emission?s source. The enormous energies of the minuscule wavelength gamma rays are easily explained by the inverse energy-wavelength relationships in this concept. Also, if a photon is a spherical cloud of energy particles, it would pass any point in some sort of an energy wave profile and references to ?duality concepts? in quantum mechanics may be un-needed.