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Will He Get an Electric Shock If He Touches the Metal Sheet Next Morning? - CBSE (Science) Class 12 - Physics

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Question

A man fixes outside his house one evening a two metre high insulating slab carrying on its top a large aluminium sheet of area 1m2. Will he get an electric shock if he touches the metal sheet next morning?

Solution

Yes, the man will get an electric shock if he touches the metal slab next morning. The steady discharging current in the atmosphere charges up the aluminium sheet. As a result, its voltage rises gradually. The raise in the voltage depends on the capacitance of the capacitor formed by the aluminium slab and the ground.

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 NCERT Solution for Physics Textbook for Class 12 (2018 to Current)
Chapter 2: Electrostatic Potential and Capacitance
Q: 37.2 | Page no. 92
Solution Will He Get an Electric Shock If He Touches the Metal Sheet Next Morning? Concept: Equipotential Surfaces.
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