|MadSci Network: Physics|
Hi, We are learning in class about kinetic and potential energy and how it is created and transferred. How does kinetic energy transfer to radiant energy? For example if you heat up a plate of iron and it starts to glow, what amount of kinetic energy is needed for it to emit the photons (Is kinetic energy not a fixed amount like photons?)? Or say to accelerate/rotate an atom how fast and what energy level needs to happen until it emits a photon, and how?
Re: How does kinetic energy become radiant Energy?
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