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PostPosted: Wed May 30, 2007 8:35 pm 
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The following is an actual question given on a University of Liverpool chemistry final exam.

The answer by one student was so "profound" that the professor shared it with colleagues via the Internet, which is why we now have the pleasure of enjoying it as well.

Question: Is Hell exothermic (gives off heat) or endothermic (absorbs heat)?

Most of the students wrote proofs of their beliefs using Boyle's Law that gas cools when it expands and heats when it is compressed or some variant.

One student, however, wrote the following:

First, we need to know how the mass of Hell is changing in time. So we need to know the rate at which souls are moving into Hell and the rate at which they are leaving. I think that we can safely assume that once a soul gets to Hell, it will not leave. Therefore, no souls are leaving. As for how many souls are entering Hell, let's look at the different religions that exist in the world today. Most of these religions state that, if you are not a member of their religion, you will go to Hell. Since there is more than one of these religions and since people do not belong to more than one religion, we can project that all souls go to Hell. With birth and death rates as they are, we can expect the number of souls in Hell to increase exponentially. Now, we look at the rate of change of the volume in Hell. Because Boyle's Law states that in order for the temperature and pressure in Hell to stay constant, the volume of Hell must expand proportionately as souls are added. This gives two possibilities:

1. If Hell is expanding at a slower rate than the rate at which souls enter Hell, then the temperature and pressure in Hell will increase until all Hell breaks loose.

2. If Hell is expanding at a rate faster than the increase of souls in Hell, then the temperature and pressure will drop until Hell freezes over.

So which is it? If we accept the postulate given to me by Sandra during my freshman year, that "it will be a cold day in Hell before I sleep with you," and take into account the fact that I slept with her last night, then number 2 must be true, and thus I am sure that Hell is endothermic and has already frozen over. The corollary of this theory is that since Hell has frozen over, it follows that it is not accepting any more souls and is extinct ... leaving only Heaven, thereby proving the existence of a divine being – which explains why, last night, Sandra kept shouting "Oh my God."



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PostPosted: Thu May 31, 2007 8:05 am 
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sau o varianta in romaneste pt cei ce buchisesc cu greu engleza: :D

Cu cativa ani in urma, la facultatea de Inginerie Chimica a Universitatii din Oklahoma la examenul de "Termodinarnica, Caldura si Transfer de Masa", dr. Schlambaug profesor de termodinamica a dat urmatorul subiect de examen.

"Cum este iadul: exoterm sau endoterm? Motivati si argumentati". :drac:

Simtind caracterul cu umor al temei, majoritatea studentilor au incercat sa demonstreze "ceva" folosind legea lui Boyle sau alte legi ale termodinamicii.
Studentul Michael Colb a dat insa urmatorul raspuns original:
In primul rand trebuie postulat ca "daca sufletul exista, el trebuie sa aiba in mod obligatoriu o masa proprie". Daca sufletul are oanumita masa atunci si un mol de suflete trebuie sa aiba o anumita masa molara. Pentru a stabili daca in iad avem sau nu de a face cu un ransfer de masa de suflete, trebuie determinat in ce proportie ajung sufletele in iad si in ce masura mai pleaca ele de acolo. Este justificat sa acceptam ipoteza conform careia " toate sufletele ajung in iad si ele nu mai pleaca de

Justificare: In ceea ce priveste sufletele care ajung in iad, trebuie sa avem in vedere conceptele diferitelor religii din lume. Unele religii sustin ca daca nu esti membru al acelei religii vei ajunge in iad. Din moment ce ce exista mai multe asemenea religii, deducem ca toti oamenii si toate sufletele ajung in iad. Considerand rata de inalta crestere a populatiei Terrei si faptul ca pana la urma toti murim, deducem ca numarul de suflete din iad este in continua crestere. Daca, se analizeaza cu atentie rata de modificare a volumului iadului, se poate constata faptul ca, potrivit legii lui Boyle, "pentru ca temperatura si presiunea sa fie constante, raportul dintre masa sufletelor si volumul iadului trebuie sa
fie constant".

Ipoteza 1: Daca iadul se dilata mai incet decat se umple cu suflete, sau nu se dilata deloc atunci temperatura si presiunea vor creste pana cand iadul va exploda in bucati;

Ipoteza 2: Daca iadul se dilata mai repede decat se umple cu suflete atunci temperatura si presiunea vor scadea pana cand iadul va ingheta complet.
In aceste conditii se pune problema care poate fi raspunsul corect la intrebarea initiala.

Daca se accepta postulatul oferit de Teresa Banyai, studenta in anul 1 de la facultatea de litere, potrivit caruia "mai repede ingheata iadul decat sa ma culc cu tine", si avand in vedere faptul ca pana acum eu nu am reusit sa am o relatie sexuala cu ea, atunci ipoteza 1 nu poate fi corecta.

In concluzie: ladul este exoterm.
Studentul Michal Colb a fost singurul care a luat nota 10.

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mermaid,multumim pt.traducere,dar ai uitat de corolarul teoriei [partea finala nu-i tradusa]],care schimba putin datele problemei :D

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