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Axons and Action Potentials

Using the attached figure and the fact that it takes 8.0 x 10-12 J to raise the potential of the inner axon wall to +30 mV from -70 mV and another 4.3 x 10-11 J to restore the inner wall of the axon to -70 mV from +30 mV, find the power supplied to the axon per action potential.

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This solution involves calculations for finding power supplied to an axon per action potential.

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