DOES THE ELECTRON TRAVEL AT THE SPEED OF LIGHT?
No. If you calculate the instantaneous speed of electron
using the theoretical models, it comes out to be the velocity
of light. However, we cannot measure instantaneous speeds, but only
speed averaged over some time scale by measuring position at two
instants of time. When we do this, the speed is always less than
the velocity of light. Theoretical models also predict average
velocity less than speed of light.
The above discussion only applies to speed of light
in vacuum. Electrons can , and do, travel at
speeds faster than
speed of light in some media.
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Update: June 2012