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11th Edition
Raymond A. Serway + 1 other
ISBN: 9781305952300

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11th Edition
Raymond A. Serway + 1 other
ISBN: 9781305952300
Textbook Problem

A student who grew up in a tropical country and is studying in the United States may have no experience with static electricity sparks and shocks until his or her first American winter. Explain.

To determine
Why the student gets a shock during winter.

Explanation

Static electricity is caused due to imbalance of charge on a material/medium. The charges can cause a spark or shock. The polar water molecules present in air attracts the charges during the summer...

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