What is Drift Speed?

Asked by  | 20th Jun, 2008, 09:51: PM

Expert Answer:

Drift speed refers to the average distance traveled by a charge carrier per unit of time. Like the speed of any object, the drift speed of an electron moving through a wire is the distance to time ratio.

Typical drift speeds of electrons can be 1m per hour.

Answered by  | 21st Jun, 2008, 04:01: PM

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