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Quantum Radiation

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IN supplement to my brother's letter in NATURE of May 23, I should like to point out how naturally the radiation formula is obtained, and how inevitably RT, the average energy of the atom between two emissions, enters into it, on the single assumption that the energy of each individual atom increases at a rate proportional to itself, combined with the recognised fact that energy is radiated in quanta (the quantum being called hv, and being presumably dependent on some arrangement or frequency step inside the atom unknown to me).

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