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Millikan’s Oil Drop Experiment Honors Physics Report Akshay Patel Period 10 This is the actual setup of Robert Millikan This
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Millikan’s Oil Drop Experiment By Akshay Patel HONORS PHYSICS The objective of the oil-drop experiment was to measure the electric charge of the electron. Balancing the gravitational and electric forces did this. Since Millikan and Fletcher knew electric charge of the field, they were able to find the charge on the oil droplet. Oil drops were allowed to fall between the electric field while it was off. The friction with the air in the chamber causes the drops to reach terminal velocity. The electric field would have then turned on and the large drops were able to rise and would have a charge on them. This was able to happen because the upwards electric force,F E , is greater than the downwards gravitational force, W. A drop was then selected and kept in view by switching the voltage until all the other drops fell down. The single drop is allowed to fall and its terminal velocity v1 without the electric field is calculated. The drag force on
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