Al Tobias (wat4y) - Office: Gibson S123 & Physics 218, (434) 924-0538
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video - Resistance Model
Purpose:Provides students with a physical analogue to electron collisions with atoms in a conducting solid.
One side of the ramp is free of "atoms" and represents accelerating electrons in a vacuum. The other side represents a solid with randomly placed atoms. The electrons (BB's) are slowed due to collisions with the atoms (staples) and leave the ramp with less energy than the electrons on the other side.