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When a thunderstorm is approaching, sailors at sea

University Physics | 13th Edition | ISBN: 9780321675460 | Authors: Hugh D. Young, Roger A. Freedman ISBN: 9780321675460 31

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Problem 19DQ

When a thunderstorm is approaching, sailors at sea sometimes observe a phenomenon called “St. Elmo’s fire,” a bluish flickering light at the tips of masts. What causes this? Why does it occur at the tips of masts? Why is the effect most pronounced when the masts are wet? (Hint: Seawater is a good conductor of electricity.)

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Textbook: University Physics
Edition: 13
Author: Hugh D. Young, Roger A. Freedman
ISBN: 9780321675460

The full step-by-step solution to problem: 19DQ from chapter: 23 was answered by , our top Physics solution expert on 05/06/17, 06:07PM. University Physics was written by and is associated to the ISBN: 9780321675460. Since the solution to 19DQ from 23 chapter was answered, more than 378 students have viewed the full step-by-step answer. The answer to “When a thunderstorm is approaching, sailors at sea sometimes observe a phenomenon called “St. Elmo’s fire,” a bluish flickering light at the tips of masts. What causes this? Why does it occur at the tips of masts? Why is the effect most pronounced when the masts are wet? (Hint: Seawater is a good conductor of electricity.)” is broken down into a number of easy to follow steps, and 56 words. This textbook survival guide was created for the textbook: University Physics, edition: 13. This full solution covers the following key subjects: masts, Tips, approaching, causes, Conductor. This expansive textbook survival guide covers 26 chapters, and 2929 solutions.

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