Problem 369. Basic electricity in a dry situation

Created by AMITAVA BISWAS in Community

⚡ ⚡ ⚡ ⚡ ⚡ ⚡ ⚡ ⚡ ⚡ ⚡ ⚡ ⚡ ⚡ ⚡ ⚡ ⚡ ⚡ ⚡ ⚡

This is a very hypothetical situation between two individuals in a very dry atmosphere.

He came running in rubber boots when she was combing her hair.

Around N number of electrons moved from one person to the other upon contact.

What was the voltage between them before the contact?

Assume it is a simple RC type electrical circuit with equivalent capacitance of about 16 pico farads.

Please assume that every electron carries about 160 zepto coulombs.

For more info on capacitors:

Solution Stats

59.63% Correct | 40.37% Incorrect
Last solution submitted on Mar 20, 2019

Problem Comments

Solution Comments

Recent Solvers424

Suggested Problems

More from this Author100

Discover MakerZone

MATLAB and Simulink resources for Arduino, LEGO, and Raspberry Pi

Learn more

Discover what MATLAB® can do for your career.

Opportunities for recent engineering grads.

Apply Today

MATLAB Academy

New to MATLAB?

Learn MATLAB today!