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Explain why a firewalker can step quickly without harm on

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Problem 3RQ

Explain why a firewalker can step quickly without harm on red-hot coals with bare feet.

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Solution 3RQ Coal is made of wood and the latter is an insulator or bad conductor of heat. Therefore, even when coal is red-hot it is unable to transfer heat to human body because of its insulator nature. This is the reason why a firewalker can step quickly on red-hot coal with bare feet.

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Textbook: Conceptual Physics
Edition: 12
Author: Paul G. Hewitt
ISBN: 9780321909107

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