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Is the electric field in the human body zero?

  1. Jan 29, 2012 #1
    According to Gauss, a closed conducting body will distribute the charge to the surface. Since the human body is a conductor does that mean the electric field in our body is zero? :cool:
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  3. Jan 29, 2012 #2
    What makes you think the human body is a conductor??
  4. Jan 29, 2012 #3
    Is a lot like a bag of salty water.

    Yes, there is no net electric field. There are lots of local chemical potentials though. Nerve impulses etc.
  5. Jan 29, 2012 #4
    Hmm, okay, I guess I can believe it. At one point I knew some biology... not anymore.
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