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Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Rain and logic

What an absurd topic! Isn’t it so? May be. But picture this…………
You are walking down the road and out of nowhere the rain god decides to give you a shower and you are a good mile away from your destination. Sounds familiar? So what do you do?
“ You run to the nearest shelter. Isn’t it obvious? You pain in the neck blogger! (Until and unless you are smitten by the love bug)”

“Yeah, that’s right” but wait, is it the most logical thing you do?

“ Well you are asking me to stand in the rain and get drenched and think, if that’s your concept of logic you may shove it up your ass blogger”

“No, but all I am saying is the most obvious thing is also the most logical?” Now if you had the patience to read up till now bear with me a little more and read further.

See all I expect from the readers is to have a basic knowledge of elementary mathematics.
Let us assume that it is raining at uniform speed say “X” mm per second. Which means that any given instant any square metre of surface under rain will receive “X” mm of rain.

Now let us assume the distance from your current position to the shelter is “Y” metres.
So, at any given instance any surface under rain from your current position to the shelter will receive “X*Y*1000” mm of rain. (1m =1000 mm).

Now your height, which in any case would not be higher than 2 metres if taken into account, then the total amount of water at any instance between you and shelter under rain will be “2*X*Y*1000*1000” mm.

Let us call this amount say “Z” (saves my typing time). Thus under rain at any instant the “shelter distance” will hold Z amount of water (considering human height). Hence “shelter distance” in other words behaves like a pool of water under rain.

Now tell me if you have to wade/ swim across a pool does your getting wet depend upon the speed at which you swim? No it doesn’t. It only depends upon the amount of water in the pool.

Then why do we run in rain??? We only risk getting injured by slipping!!! Hence the most obvious thing is not the most logical!

PS: Though the idea may not be original its proof is entirely mine


Anonymous said...

damn good..i m not so gud at maths..but i think it was easy to comprehend..watta logic!! wah wa.
btw,this is t 2nd time i m posting all comments all over again ..i posted them yesterday itself but no idea why they aren't appearing here..

falcon said...

gud that u had the patience to read it.