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Problem 7 Easy Difficulty

(a) A defibrillator sends a 6.00-A current through the chest of a patient by applying a 10,000-V potential as in the figure below. What is the resistance of the path? (b) The defibrillator paddles make contact with the patient through a conducting gel that greatly reduces the path resistance. Discuss the difficulties that would ensue if a larger voltage were used to produce the same current through the patient, but with the path having perhaps 50 times the resistance. (Hint: The current must be about the same, so a higher voltage would imply greater power. Use this equation for power: $P=I^{2} R$ ).

Answer

(a) $R=1.67 \mathrm{k} \Omega$
(b) The power output of the defibrillator, or the energy transferred to the humn body, will increase 50 times. This transferred energy may cause burns to the skin.

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