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### College Physics (Urone)

Book edition 1st Edition
Author(s) Paul Peter Urone
Pages 1272 pages
ISBN 9781938168000

# Assuming one nerve impulse must end before another can begin, what is the maximum firing rate of a nerve in impulses per second?

Maximum firing rate of nerve impulse per second 103 1/sec

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## Maximum firing rate of nerve impulse per second

The duration of a nerve impulse is about 10-3 sec.

The maximum firing rate of nerve impulse per second is

$n = \frac{1}{t}$

## Defining the maximum firing rate of a nerve in impulses per second

Define the maximum firing rate of a nerve in impulses per second as below.

$$n = \frac{1}{t}$$

Substitute known values in the above equation.

n = 1/10-3 s

n = 103 1/s

## Deriving conclusions

Hence, the maximum firing rate of nerve impulses per second 103 1/s