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roxiney



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PostPosted: Thu Sep 30, 2010 8:56 pm    Post subject: Current Density Reply with quote

A copper wire has a diameter dCu = 0.0571 cm, is L = 4.81 m long, and has a density of charge carriers of 8.501028 electrons/m3. As shown in the figure, the copper wire is attached to an equal length of aluminum wire with a diameter dAl = 0.0273 cm and density of charge carriers of 6.021028. A current of 0.400 A flows through the copper wire.

a) What is the ratio of the current densities in the two wires, JCu/JAl?
b) What is the ratio of the drift velocities in the two wires, vd-Cu/vd-Al?
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 01, 2010 7:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cannot do this question without the diagram.
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