# Question 1: A copper wire has a cross sectional area... m . The electron density in copper is 8.5×10 ```SP212/3321&amp;5521
Chapter 26 - Worksheet #1
Question 1: A copper wire has a cross sectional area of 5.8 &times; 10−6 m2 . The electron density in copper
is 8.5&times;1028 1/m3 . If electrons are moving through the wire with a drift velocity of vd =0.12 m/s,
how much current is the wire carrying?
Question 2: A sample of silicon has a resistivity of 0.80 Ω&middot;m. This sample forms a cylinder with a
radius 0.0065 m and that is 0.18 m long. A potential difference of 36 V is applied across the length
of this sample. How much current will flow through it?
Question 3: A 30-W incandescent light bulb contains a tungsten filament with a circular crosssection of area 1.75 &times; 10−9 m2 . The resistivity of tungsten at room temperature (T0 =20◦ C) is
ρ0 =5.25&times;10−8 Ω&middot;m and the temperature coefficient of resistivity of tungsten is α=4.50&times;10−3 1/◦ C.
When the light bulb is operating, a 120 V potential applied across it will produce a current of 0.25 A
through the filament. Suppose that the filament is at a temperature of 3000◦ C when operating.
What is the uncoiled length of the filament?
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