- Ariel Habshush
- New York, NY
- United States
Electrical Engineering student, The Cooper Union For The Advancement of Science and Art
Our bodies are amazing nano/micro electrical factories!
Did you know that our cells have electric and mechanical systems like the ones you can find inside your electronic devices? For example, the electrical properties of nerve cells (neurons) can be modeled using the same electrical circuit theories! In a way, our bodies are complex biological machines! Let's discuss this in details!
Closing Statement from Ariel Habshush
Throughout this session many examples have been given that depict how our bodies contain electrical and mechanical systems. A specific electrical system example was how the cell membrane can be compared to a BJT and PN junction semiconductor devices (see Andrew and Simon's comments). As an electrical engineering student I find it fascinating that our cells can be compared to circuit components. With regards to mechanical systems, Steven said that the human leg can be modeled as a spring governed by the equation F=-Kx. It amazing how such complex creatures as ourselves can be studied using equations governing physics!