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Homework Help: Physics

Posted by Rach on Sunday, November 29, 2009 at 11:16am.

Question:
Based on Millikan's Oil Drop Experiment, what can you conclude about the existence of a smallest unit of electric charge, of which other charges are multiples? Include a diagram of Millikan's original apparatus.

So i found lots of great websites, so please don't google Millikan and post a webpage. Here's a simplistic version of what I've got:

Description of the experiment...As more and more trials were done, it became evident that all of the droplets contained charges that were multiples of a smallest value. Millikan correctly concluded that this must be the value on an electron, and therefore the value of the elementary charge, 1.602 10-19 C.

Any other things I can add about his conclusion?
Thankyou.Rach.

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