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87. (a) If we subtract each value from the next larger value in the table, we find a set of
numbers which are suggestive of a basic unit of charge: 1.64
×
10
−
19
, 3.3
×
10
−
19
,
1.63
×
10
−
19
, 3.35
×
10
−
19
, 1.6
×
10
−
19
, 1.63
×
10
−
19
, 3.18
×
10
−
19
, 3.24
×
10
−
19
, where the
SI unit Coulomb is understood.
These values are either close to a common
19
1.6 10
C
e
−
≈×
value or are double that.
Taking this, then, as a crude approximation to
our experimental
e
we divide it into all the values in the original data set and round to the
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This note was uploaded on 06/03/2011 for the course PHY 2049 taught by Professor Any during the Spring '08 term at University of Florida.
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