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anonymousphys

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## Homework Statement

v=qEt/m

t=time between each collision

q=charge on particle

m=mass of particle

E=electric field

Why is this the average velocity/drift speed in a conductor?

## Homework Equations

## 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.