February 5th, 2019, 05:05 PM  #11 
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There is another way to put the data together to check you have the right formula and dimensions without deriving it. Put the formula together so the dimensions are correct. $\displaystyle \frac{\text{coulombs}}{\text{sec}}=(\frac{\text {electrons}}{L^{3}})( \frac{\text{coulombs}}{\text{electron}})(L^{2})( \frac{L}{\text{sec}}) $ So all you have to assume is that charge density has the same length units as area. Last edited by skipjack; February 5th, 2019 at 06:16 PM. 
February 5th, 2019, 06:27 PM  #12 
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The denominator that NAC54321 used should be enclosed in parentheses.

February 6th, 2019, 06:50 AM  #13 
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n=1.00x10^{28} electrons/mm^{3} d=.028 mm A=Pi(.014)^{2} = 6.16x10^{4} mm^{2} i=8.1 coulombs/sec e=1.60x10^{19} coulombs/electron v=drift velocity mm/sec i=neAv v=i/neA v=8.1/(1.00x10^{28})(1.60x10^{19})(6.16x10^{4}) v= (8.1/(1.6x6.16x10^{5}) v=8.22x10^{6} mm/sec 

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