Hi Dr.Transport. Thanks for joining in. If you had joined earlier, it would have saved just about 25 or so replies in this thread.
So there’s no E-field in a metal and therefore the relation F=E*q in a metal is not valid anymore. This is new to me but not entirely unexpected. My edition of the book I mentioned is from 1976, it has a whole chapter called “Failures of the free electron model”. In there is no mention of the above fact, also throughout the book formula’s are used using an E-field existing in the metal.
I don’t think I’m the only one caught out here.
Is there an E-field just outside a conductor? Can you recommend a text book?
Can you put that email on hold?