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Unformatted text preview: e equally strong if the glass ball were replaced with a grounded copper ball. TRUE In the original scenario, there are sparks because of a large potential difference between the lady and the gentleman: the lady was charged and the gentleman was not. In this statement (#1), if the glass ball was replaced with a grounded copper ball, then the gentleman’s body remains uncharged, same as the original scenario, therefore we can say that the sparks are equally strong. © 2013 Alexander Ganago Last printed 9/10/13 9:48 PM Page 4 of 15 File: 2013+F+314+HW+1+solutions.docx EECS 314 Fall 2013 HW #1 Problem 1 Student’s name _______________________________ Discussion section # _______ 2. It is important that, after walking across the carpet, the lady was standing on an insulating surface. If she were standing on a dissipative linoleum floor, there would be no spark whatsoever, regardless of what the gentleman was doing. TRUE In this case, the lady is uncharged because of the linoleum floor. The gentleman is also uncharged because the glass ball machine is ineffective. Therefore there...
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This note was uploaded on 02/06/2014 for the course EECS 314 taught by Professor Ganago during the Spring '07 term at University of Michigan.

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