Conceptual Physics (12th Edition)

Published by Addison-Wesley
ISBN 10: 0321909100
ISBN 13: 978-0-32190-910-7

Chapter 23 - Think and Do: 36

Answer

This is a writing exercise for the student, and answers will vary.

Work Step by Step

Sample: Hi grandma. Do you remember that time I got you to lick the terminals of a 9-V battery and you got a little tingle? Sorry about that; I hope you have forgiven me. I remember thinking that the electrons from the battery gave you the shock. Here's some shocking news: I was wrong. The electrons that were already in your tongue are the ones that started moving when the electric current was established, and THEY gave you the shock.
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