A copper wire 2.5 millimeters in diameter is carrying a current of 10 amperes. Assume one free electron per copper atom and find the magnitude of the drift velocity. [Copper has a density of 8.92 grams/(centimeter)^3, an atomic weight of 63.5 grams/mole, and Avogadro's number is 6.0 x 10^23/mole.© BrainMass Inc. brainmass.com December 20, 2018, 2:22 am ad1c9bdddf
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I = 10 A
R = 1.25mm vd
Let us consider a free electron in the conductor moving with a drift velocity vd towards right. The electron enters the section AA' and travels a ...
This solution helps calculate the drift velocity of electrons in a copper wire given the current flowing in it, its diameter and density. Step by step solution provided.