Physics for Scientists and Enginee...

9th Edition
Raymond A. Serway + 1 other
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781305116399

Physics for Scientists and Enginee...

9th Edition
Raymond A. Serway + 1 other
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781305116399


Chapter 25, Problem 25.58AP
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On a dry winter day, you scuff your leather-soled shoes across a carpet and get a shock when you extend the tip of one finger toward a metal doorknob. In a dark room, you see a spark perhaps 5 mm long. Make order-of-magnitude estimates of (a) your electric potential and (b) the charge on your body before you touch the doorknob. Explain your reasoning.

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