|Mar7-10, 07:24 PM||#1|
Drift Speed in a Conductor
1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
t=time between each collision
q=charge on particle
m=mass of particle
Why is this the average velocity/drift speed in a conductor?
2. Relevant equations
3. The attempt at a solution
Doesn't qEt/m = the final velocity of the particle. So isn't the average velocity qEt/(2m)?
Is there something missing in my logic?
Thanks for any help.
|Mar8-10, 07:55 PM||#2|
Still not too sure about this problem. Any help would be much appreciated.
|Mar9-10, 04:56 PM||#3|
In in introductory physics, do we just assume qEt/(2m) = qEt/(m) because the values are so small?
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