define drift velocity?

define drift velocity?

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2 Answers

Shyam Chand
37 Points
8 years ago
Vd = I/ nAq, where Vd is the drift velocity of electrons, I is the current flowing through the conductor, n is the density of the charge-carrier, q is the charge on carrier , A is the area of the cross-section of conductor
Mukesh Sharma
askIITians Faculty 43 Points
8 years ago
The drift velocity is the average velocity that a particle, such as an electron, attains due to an electric field. It can also be referred to as axial drift velocity since particles defined are assumed to be moving along a plane.
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Mukesh Sharma
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