University Physics with Modern Physics (14th Edition)

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Chapter 21 - Electric Charge and Electric Field - Problems - Discussion Questions - Page 712: Q21.8


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Mobile electrons are the means for both heat conduction and electrical conduction. In a good conductor, free electrons can easily move through the material, carrying kinetic energy from hot regions (where they have high kinetic energy) to colder regions. They are charged, so their movement also conveys electric charge.
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