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Raymond A. Serway + 1 other
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Raymond A. Serway + 1 other
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Textbook Problem

Why is it possible for a bird to sit on a high-voltage wire without being electrocuted? (See Fig. CQ18.9.)

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Figure CQ18.9

To determine
Why birds do not get electrocuted while sitting on a high voltage wire.

Explanation

For the current to flow through a circuit, there should be a potential difference across the electric circuit.

When a bird sits on the high voltage wire, the potential corresponding to each leg is the same...

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