# Theoretical type of electric shock

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

Hi:

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?

Thanks,

2. ### Phineas T PuddleduckGuest

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?

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3. ### Sandy SandGuest

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.

5. ### Rich GriseGuest

No, you would die.

Cheers!
Rich

6. ### Jan PanteltjeGuest

New pills?

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
close.

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.

Die from what?

10. ### Guest

One more time, Google "exploding wires".

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

From DEATH !

Graham

13. ### EeyoreGuest

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

Graham

14. ### Bob MyersGuest

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

Bob M.

15. ### Dan BloomquistGuest

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

The Subtle Art of Trolling
http://www.urban75.com/Mag/troll.html

He has about followed the guide to a tee.

Best, Dan.

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16. ### Bob MyersGuest

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.

What if the needle was strong enough to handle the current w/out
exploding? What symptoms would occur?

18. ### Phineas T PuddleduckGuest

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

19. ### Guest

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