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Possible for electrons to escape this speed limit.

  1. May 19, 2004 #1
    I seen times in general physics book for sections with problems concerning the electron that their speeds in some answers come above that of speed of light... I wonder if this is a common recurring mistake or if it is possible for electrons to escape this speed limit.
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  3. May 19, 2004 #2

    Doc Al

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    It's a mistake, of course. It most likely comes from authors (or their minions) making up problems from thin air without doing a reality check. Blindly using Newtonian physics outside of its range of applicability can produce some silly results.
  4. May 19, 2004 #3
    :) Those graduate students! I swear... If you have used the Giancoli Physics for Advance Highschool students you will find TONS of mistakes in there... :(
  5. May 19, 2004 #4
    yeah we use Giancoli for scientists and engineers and there arent as many mistakes in here
  6. May 19, 2004 #5
    Heh... thats good!
  7. May 20, 2004 #6
    Hey ebola what are you majoring in btw?
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