RIP: Betty Holberton

From: Boatman on the River of Suck <>
Date: Wed Dec 12 16:02:29 2001

On Wed, 12 Dec 2001, Feldman, Robert wrote:

> If the speed of an electron in a wire is equal to the speed of light (IIRC,
> it's slower than light), then an electron will travel about 11.80 inches in
> one nanosecond, which is the point Hooper was trying to illustrate.

I was always of the impression that the electrons themselves move slower,
but the propogation of waves in the magnetic field of a stream of moving
electrons was 2/3 the speed of light (roughly)?

Peace... Sridhar
Received on Wed Dec 12 2001 - 16:02:29 GMT

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