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kmarinas86
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Feb14-12, 12:57 PM
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Quote Quote by DaleSpam View Post
The same conclusion is true in the steady state situation, it is just easier to describe in the charging situation.
I am unable to assume that the lack of uniformity in the charging situation is somehow analogous to the steady state situation. They are completely different. In the charging situation, there is a changing drift velocity. Such is not the case in the steady state situation.

Let's be a little more direct here: To what plane does the electron bulk flow actually contract towards as a result of the bulk's relative velocity with respect to the rest frame of the positive charges?

Quote Quote by kmarinas86 View Post
+ + + + + + + +
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or

+ + + + + + + +
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or

+ + + + + + + +
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or what?
For our sakes, let's assume that the observer is positioned between the 4th and 5th + charges and that the - charges are migrating to the right.