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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