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Subject: What makes up Electric Shock?

Date: Sun Apr 23 14:12:45 2000
Posted by Bryan Schindelheim
Grade level: 10-12 School: A.E. Wright
City: Calabasas State/Province: CA Country: 91302
Area of science: Physics
ID: 956517165.Ph

I was wondering how an electrical shock works?  What are the controlling 
factors: voltage, capacitors, resistors?  For example, I have a small 
device that I purchased at a magic shop.  While it only takes a 1.5 volt 
battery, the shock it creates it equal to getting a shock from a light 
plug.  The inside of the device has a coiled copper wire and it seems to 
create an electro-magnetic current.  Any help would be appreciated.

Re: What makes up Electric Shock?

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