# the current flowing through the body

A person accidentally touches an electrical socket with both hands. By modeling the arm and the chest to be a cylindrical tube with a total length L = 2.0m, cross-sectional area A = 10^2, and resistivity rho = 1.5 ohmm, you can calculate the current in amperes through the person when a potential difference of V = 110V is applied across the two hands. Assume that the current flows only through the modeled cylindrical tube.

a) What is the current flowing through the body?

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A person accidentally touches an electrical socket with both hands. By modeling the arm and the chest to be a cylindrical tube with a total length L = 2.0m, cross-sectional area A = 10^2, and resistivity rho = 1.5 ohmm, you can calculate the current in amperes through the person when a potential difference of V = 110V is applied across the two hands. Assume that the current flows only through the modeled cylindrical tube.

a) What is the current flow in A through the body?

First find the resistance of the body (the cylindrical tube)

Then by Ohm's law, the current

The current is 366.67 A. It is surprising large!

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