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Complete Solutions to the Physics GRE: PGRE0177

Complete Solutions to the Physics GRE: PGRE0177

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The first of the five choices we can eliminate is (D), because electrons travel quite slowly in metals,

making them exceptionally non-relativistic. We can also quickly eliminate (B) because there is no

condition specified in the problem that would take the metal out of equilibrium. Next, eliminate

(A) because electrons in a metal move freely but are generally more constrained in their degrees of

freedom than free atoms. Finally, between (C) and (E), choose (C) because interactions between

phonons and electrons are more technical than we would likely ever see on the GRE.

Correct Answer

(C)

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CHAPTER 1. PHYSICS GRE SOLUTIONS

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