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Discussion in 'Electronic Basics' started by Radium, Jul 26, 2006.

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  1. Radium

    Radium Guest


    Lets say that the electrical resistance of my adipose tissue was -- for
    some mysterious reason -- decreased from what it is right now to about
    10 ^ -500 ohm.

    What symptoms would I experience if an AC electric current of 1,000
    amps, 50-60 Hz was applied directly to the adipose tissue of my abdomen
    via insertion of an extremely sharp electric needle that is only one
    iron-atom wide at the end, and which -- for some unknown reason -- also
    has a resistance of only 10^-500 ohm? Thermal injuries are out of the
    question because of the extremely low resistance.

    My guess is that the pressure of the electric current would rupture the
    adipose tissue covering my stomach. Am I right?



  2. Nope. You'd find that

    a) Your left foot would fall off
    b) Your eyebrows would change shape
    c) Your ears would become elf shaped...

    Next question?

    Relf's Law? -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+
    "Bullshit repeated to the limit of infinity asymptotically approaches
    the odour of roses."
    Corollary -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+
    ³It approaches the asymptote faster, the more Œpseduos¹ you throw in
    your formulas.²
  3. Sandy Sand

    Sandy Sand Guest

    do you mean if you had a resistor of 10 ^ -500 ohm and ran 1,000 amps
    through it ?
    the power dissipated is I ^2 * R or 10 ^ 6 * 10^-500 or 10 ^ -494
    But that is hardly realistic even if your frozen to absolute 0, in which
    case you could donate the rest of your body to experimential science, such
    as extreamly high gamma radiation intensity experiments to brain tissue.
  4. Guest

    As always, no.

    The first thing that would happen is your "extremely sharp electric
    needle" would turn into a plasma because of the current density.

    Google "exploding wires".
  5. Rich Grise

    Rich Grise Guest

    No, you would die.

  6. New pills?
  7. Radium

    Radium Guest

    Something like that.
    As I said, this electricity and shock of mine are purely theoretical.
    Hypothetically it is possible for such to occur. In practice, not even
  8. Radium

    Radium Guest

    Plamsa only occurs if the object [needle in this case] is heated to
    high-enough temperature to seperate the electrons from the nuclei of
    the atom. In my hypothetical situation, the temperature doesn't get any
    higher than what it normally is. IOW, current passing through my body
    -- strong current, it maybe -- does not generate any heat.
  9. Radium

    Radium Guest

    Die from what?
  10. Guest

    One more time, Google "exploding wires".

    The wire will explode due to energy density, not resistive heating.
  11. John Fields

    John Fields Guest

  12. Eeyore

    Eeyore Guest

    From DEATH !

  13. Eeyore

    Eeyore Guest

    Pppffftt ! Don't tax his brain cell *too* much - lol !

  14. Bob Myers

    Bob Myers Guest

    In your case, abject stupidity. It's 100% fatal.

    Bob M.
  15. Are you sure he is stupid? He may just be doing a brilliant job of trolling.

    The Subtle Art of Trolling

    He has about followed the guide to a tee.

    Best, Dan.

    "We need an energy policy that encourages consumption"
    George W. Bush.

    "Conservation may be a sign of personal virtue, but it is not a
    sufficient basis for a sound, comprehensive energy policy."
    Vice President Dick Cheney
  16. Bob Myers

    Bob Myers Guest

    Yes, that possibility has been raised before, but why someone
    would engage in trolling in a manner which each and every
    single time makes THEM look like a complete moron is
    beyond me. Masochism, perhaps, or simply such an intense
    need for attention that you're willing to go to any lengths for
    it. If that's what's going on in our friend Radium's case, if
    it weren't for the net, he'd no doubt paint himself bright
    blue and strap himself naked to the top of the Empire State
    Building, so I suppose we should be thankful for what small
    favors technology has granted us....

    Bob M.
  17. Radium

    Radium Guest

    What if the needle was strong enough to handle the current w/out
    exploding? What symptoms would occur?
  18. Any more "what if"'s and your brain will explode. You can "what if"
    anything away...

    Relf's Law? -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+
    "Bullshit repeated to the limit of infinity asymptotically approaches
    the odour of roses."
    Corollary -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+
    ³It approaches the asymptote faster, the more Œpseduos¹ you throw in
    your formulas.²
  19. Guest

    Impossible; Google "exploding wires".

    If you want to discuss idiotic plots for sci-fi stories, go somewhere
  20. Radium

    Radium Guest

    Theoretically it is possible.
    I did.
    Hypothetical does not necessarily mean sci-fi.
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