Tuesday, August 28, 2012
University of Arizona chemistry mid term, and an actual answer turned in by a student...........
Bonus Question: Is Hell exothermic (gives off heat) or endothermic (absorbs heat)?
Most of the students wrote proofs of their beliefs using Boyle's Law (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, which is unlikely. I think that we can safely assume that once a soul gets to Hell, it will not leave. There fore, 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 the same, the volume of Hell has to 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 Teresa 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 two must be true, and thus I am sure that Hell is exothermic 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 therefore, extinct..... ...leaving only Heaven, thereby proving the existence of a divine being which explains why, last night, Teresa kept shouting 'Oh my God.'
THIS STUDENT RECEIVED AN A+.
Maybe you read the article about the Funding Formula Legislative Committee Meeting in today's Sun. Several individuals were quoted in the article, and none said anything positive about the proposed funding formula. UNLV students were asked to show up in force to ask for increased funding for UNLV. CSN faculty need to show up in force to ask the Legislative committee to approve the NSHE approved funding formula. If it is not passed tomorrow, it is unlikely CSN will see increased funding and the chronic underfunding will continue.
Let me put it in numbers. All these numbers address the general fund appropriations from the state. I will assume constant dollars over the next years and compare everything to the funding for 2012, which was $77.5 million for CSN. Without the funding formula, CSN will receive something near that $77.5 million plus a possible small increase based on the hope that the economy will improve. The proposed funding formula includes letting institutions keep their tuition which benefits CSN about $6 million and this is included in these scenarios. If the funding formula as written is approved, and they implement the drastic mitigation approved the the Regents for 4 years, over those 4 years CSN will gain about $37.8 million compared to what we would have gotten without the formula. We would only lose about $8.2 million to mitigation. That is about $37.8 million gain to CSN with the formula and about $0 without the formula total for 4 years. If the mitigation is ended after 2 years, CSN would gain about $16.8 million total for those 2 years, and only lose $5.2 million to mitigation. That is about $16.8 million gain to CSN with the formula and about $0 without the formula.
I think it is pretty clear that CSN benefits in a big way if the proposed funding formula passes. The comments from the committee were fairly negative about the proposed funding formula. There is nothing else that will or can be approved by that committee. There is no alternative as I see it - it will be an up or down vote on the proposed funding formula with a few modifications. We need many CSN faculty and students to speak during public comment and support the proposed funding formula. Public comment starts at 9AM in the second floor ballroom of the UNLV Student Union Building. Please let faculty who have to get back for a class speak first. Everyone needs to provide support for the formula, in your own words. I mentioned several aspects of the formula to mention in a previous email. Nothing else really matters on this issue.
Dr. Charles P. Milne, Jr.
Faculty Senate Chair
Faculty Senate Office W32E
WC E 314A
Earlier this month, Mitt Romney was welcomed for a campaign event at the Century Mine in Beallsville, Ohio, by hundreds of coal workers and their families. Now many of the mine's workers are saying they were forced to give up a day-worth of pay to attend the event, and they feared they might be fired if they didn’t, according to local news radio WWVA.
The claims have been mostly denied by Rob Moore, Chief Financial Officer of Murray Energy Company, which owns the mine. He acknowledges that workers weren’t paid that day but says no one was made to attend the event. Well, kind of.
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