Can Maxwell's equations be used to explain the process of spontaneous emission when an electron drops from a higher energy level to a lower energy level? According the Maxwell equations, a changing electric field generates a changing magnetic field which generates a changing electric field and so on and so forth. This is propagation. As an electron drops from a higher energy level to a lower energy level, can it be modeled as a the continuous movement of a charged body, therefore causing a magnetic field to be generated around it? Is so, doesn't this imply that the magnetic field is constant in time (electric field is not changing) and therefore no magnetic field will be generated?