Copyright © 2013 M.A. Grado-Caffaro and M. Grado-Caffaro. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited. We present a simple method to calculate the linear electron conductance of a one-atom metallic wire. As a matter of fact, the aforementioned conductance is determined by using the particle-in-a-box model and assuming the conduction electrons as non-interacting particles
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