2013_2BF_2B314_2BHW_2B1_2Bsolutions

What is the path of electric current through the human

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Unformatted text preview: 2013 HW #1 Problem 1 Student’s name _______________________________ Discussion section # _______ Situation 3 3- wire connection; the hot wire insulation is failing; sweaty hand and feet (same as immersed in water), skin of the hand and feet; damp leather soles (5 kΩ). ü༏ What is the path of electric current through the human body? The electric current will return to the source through the power cable without entering the human body due to the third wire directly connected to the ground. ü༏ What is the electric resistance for this current? Ideally close to zero. ü༏ What is the magnitude of the current through the human body? Since the current is not going through the human body due to the grounded third wire, the m...
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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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