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Raymond A. Serway + 1 other
ISBN: 9781305952300

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

A student stands on a thick piece of insulating material, places her hand on top of a Van de Graaff generator, and then turns on the generator. Does she receive a shock?

To determine
Whether the students gets a shock or not.

Explanation

Van de Graaff generator creates static electricity. Charges get accumulated on the dome of the generator giving rise to very high potential. The student is standing on a thick insulating material. This prevents the flow of charge to the ground...

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