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Determining drift velocity of electrons at specific temperature

  1. Jun 20, 2009 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    A gold conductor with an electric field of 0.01 V/m applied, is 0.01 m long and 5.0E-5m in radius. Assuming one conduction electron per atom, what is the drift velocity of the electrons at a temperature of 20.0 degrees C? at 50 degrees C?


    2. Relevant equations
    I know that R=rho(L/A), but I have no idea where to go from here. If someone could give me an idea how to connect the length and area to drift velocity I would appreciate it.
     
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