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

Newspaper articles often have statements such as “10 000 volts of electricity surged through the victim’s body.” What is wrong with this statement?

To determine
The error in the statement” 10,000volts of electricity surged through the victim’s body”.

Explanation

Volt is the SI unit of potential difference. Ampere is the SI unit of electric current.

Potential difference cannot surge, current is surging through the body. By the electric potential difference across the victim’s body, electricity is surging through the victim’s body. Potential difference is the cause and surge of electricity is its result...

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