Describe Millikan's Oil Drop Experiment!

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How did he determine the mass of an oil drop and the charge of the electron?
 

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As regards the mass of the drop i think that he used

mass = volume x density

and assumed a spherical shape, knowing the density of the oil, and eliminating the radius r of the drop by doing more than one experiment.
 

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