Millikan's oil-drop experiment

Question P9.4.2

Reanalyze the data from Example E9.11, concerning Millikan's oil-drop experiment, to use a more accurate approximation for the effective air viscosity: $$ \eta = \frac{\eta_0}{1 + \frac{b}{ap}}, $$ where $p = 100.82\;\mathrm{kPa}$ is the air pressure, $\eta_0 = 1.869 \times 10^{-5}\;\mathrm{kg\,m^{-1}\,s^{-1}}$, $b = 7.88\times 10^{-3}\;\mathrm{Pa\, m}$, and $a$ is the droplet radius.


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