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ERIC Number: EJ126693
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1975
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Best Measuring Time for a Millikan Oil Drop Experiment
Kapusta, J. I.
American Journal of Physics, 43, 9, 799-800, Sep 75
In a Millikan oil drop experiment, there is a best measuring time for observing the drop, due to Brownian motion of the drop and the experimenter's reaction time. Derives an equation for the relative error in the measurement of the drop's excess charge, and obtains a formula for the best measuring time. (Author/MLH)
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