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Raymond A. Serway + 1 other
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Raymond A. Serway + 1 other
ISBN: 9781305952300
Textbook Problem

What could happen to the drift velocity of the electrons in a wire and to the current in the wire if the electrons could move through it freely without resistance?

To determine
The effect on drift velocity of electron and current through the wire when the electrons move through the conductor without any resistance.

Explanation

Resistance is the opposition offered by the material of conductor against the flow of electrons. The velocity acquired by electrons under an electric field is called the drift velocity. From equation I=VR , I is the current, V is the voltage and R is the resistance. Current is inversely proportional to resistance. The opposition experienced by electron is reduced, it can move more distance with greater speed which means that more current is produced by increasing the drift velocity

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