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Homework Help: E&M Question

  1. Feb 20, 2005 #1
    Hi all,
    I need to find the current through a resistor knowing the # of electrons passing through it over a given time, t. Can someone help me out with this?
    I thought it was just I = #elec/time, but this cannot be right (i'm getting values along the lines of 1.5E19 Amps)

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  3. Feb 20, 2005 #2
    This got helped out in college help just a little while ago.
  4. Feb 20, 2005 #3


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    1 Amp = 1 Coulomb/Sec
    {Electron Charge} = 1.602x10^(-19) Coulombs

    Last edited: Feb 20, 2005
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