Engineers have evolved all the way from obeying laws of physics to defying them with so much burgeoning. Yeah, stupid is as stupid does these days. But the question mentioned in the title was a spicy meatball and still remains a bigger mystery than that of Amelia Earhart and the link towards Bermuda Triangle or of the disappearance of Atlantis or even speculations that Lindsey Stirling is Alysson Hannigan’s long lost doppleganger. But then again, there always exists at least one prodigy whose anticipation on this topic leaves the readers jaw-dropped . And that Ranchhoddas Shamaldas Chanchhad came into limelight with a brilliant answer, after this question, surprisingly appeared in the Washington University’s mid-term paper a long ago. And the reason I am sharing this under rated yet spectacular answer is that all readers, especially MACEians, must understand that the perks of engineering is Oh so Beautiful and we future engineers are destined to not just think but soar outside the box.
Most of the students had answered this question by reasoning with Proof of Boyle’s law ( gas cools off when it expands and heats up under compression) or with some similar analogous variant. But with what this prodigy wrote, even Hell went out of course:
“First we need to know how mass of Hell is changing with time. So we need to know the rate at which souls are moving into or leaving hell. I think that we can safely assume that once a soul gets to hell, it will never leave. So, mass of Hell is incrementing with a positive slope. As for how many souls are entering, let’s see the different religions that exist in the world today. Some of these religions state that if you aren’t a member of the religion, you’ll end up in hell. Since there is more than one religion and since people do not belong to more than one religion, we can project that all souls will end up in Hell. With birth and death rates as they are, we can expect the number of souls in hell to increase exponentially.
Now we looks at the rate of change of volume of Hell because Boyle’s law states that that in order for the temperature and pressure in Hell to stay the same, the volume of hell has to expand as souls are added. This gives two possibilities :
1) If hell is expanding at a slower rate than at which souls are flooding in, then temperature and pressure in Hell will increase until all hell breaks loose.
2) Of course , if Hell is expanding at a rate faster than increment of number of souls in hell, then the pressure and temperature will drop until hell freezes over.
So which is it ?
If we accept the Postulate given to me by Teresa Banyan during my Freshman year,” … That it will be a cold day in Hell before we get together .” and taking into account the fact that I still haven’t succeeded in being her man, then (2) cannot be true and thus, I am sure that hell is EXOTHERMIC and will definitely not freeze ! ”
This student only received an A in the test ( sigh).
So Bottom line; spin offs on the Ideal gas laws with a pinch of “current knowledge” on how the civilisations function with the underlying hypocrisy in its foundation principles can do wonders. In fact, it can make a better story line than Sajid Khan’s Humshakals for sure and then later, be ill-fated to see its ban by the Indian Government.
SANDRA S KURIAN