# Electric eels

An electric eel can generate a voltage of $$600~\mbox{V}$$ across its body. The eel does this via a system of up to 6000 “electroplaques” inside its body. What is the average strength of the electric ﬁeld in V/m inside the body of a $$10~\mbox{cm}$$ wide eel?

Details and assumptions

• Treat the opposite sides of the eel as the plates of a parallel plate capacitor.
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