mam can you explain me what is drift velocity.

Asked by Pawan chhipa | 23rd Apr, 2013, 08:35: PM

Expert Answer:

The drift velocity is the average velocity that a particle, such as an electron, attains due to an electric field.
The free electrons inside a conductor moves with random velocities and in random directions. When an electric field is applied across the conductor the electrons will drift towards higher potential along with their random motions. Thus every electron will have a net velocity towards higher potential end of the conductor and this net velocity is referred as drift velocity of electrons.

Answered by  | 23rd Apr, 2013, 10:32: PM

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