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**MathsIsFun****Administrator**- Registered: 2005-01-21
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A new page: Electricity

Please check it over for accuracy, etc!

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**bobbym****bumpkin**- From: Bumpkinland
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Hi;

Looks good to me. I have yet to hear that crack undoubtedly because I have not yet experienced a really close strike. Fortunately or not, the amount of time I now spend in the forest suggests that I soon will.

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**MathsIsFun****Administrator**- Registered: 2005-01-21
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I have read that if you are caught outdoors during lightning you should squat down, feet together, with head tucked in.

"The physicists defer only to mathematicians, and the mathematicians defer only to God ..." - Leon M. Lederman

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**bobbym****bumpkin**- From: Bumpkinland
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Hi;

That would certainly beat running around waving an 8 ft aluminum pole, screaming I am going to die.

But back to electricity when it is being friendly. I have heard that although the wave of polarization ( whatever that is ) travels through the wires from the battery to the ignition of a car at the speed of light. It might take an individual electron more than a month to make the trip due to innumerable collisions.

**In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.****If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.**** Always satisfy the Prime Directive of getting the right answer above all else.**

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**ganesh****Administrator**- Registered: 2005-06-28
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Hi MathsIsFun,

The page is perfect and precise!

*Last edited by ganesh (2016-11-27 18:42:44)*

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**bob bundy****Administrator**- Registered: 2010-06-20
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Hi MathsIsFun,

This page looks excellent to me. Had to cover a physics lesson once, so, instead of copying from books, I got out the Van de Graaff generator. The effect on washed, fine hair is 'shocking!'.

Bob

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You cannot teach a man anything; you can only help him find it within himself..........Galileo Galilei

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**MathsIsFun****Administrator**- Registered: 2005-01-21
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bobbym wrote:

It might take an individual electron more than a month to make the trip due to innumerable collisions.

I should mention that!

"The physicists defer only to mathematicians, and the mathematicians defer only to God ..." - Leon M. Lederman

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bob bundy wrote:

Hi MathsIsFun,

This page looks excellent to me. Had to cover a physics lesson once, so, instead of copying from books, I got out the Van de Graaff generator. The effect on washed, fine hair is 'shocking!'.

Bob

Pics please

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**bobbym****bumpkin**- From: Bumpkinland
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I should mention that!

But then you would have to trust the accuracy of one of my comments. A dangerous decision.

**In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.****If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.**** Always satisfy the Prime Directive of getting the right answer above all else.**

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**bob bundy****Administrator**- Registered: 2010-06-20
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Children are not defined by school ...........The Fonz

You cannot teach a man anything; you can only help him find it within himself..........Galileo Galilei

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**Mathegocart****Member**- Registered: 2012-04-29
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Exemplary page as always, MIF!

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