UNIVERSITY OF KARACHI
Department of Mathematics
Prepared by: Professor Dr. Syed Arif Kamal


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LIST OF DEBATES

Finer points of an issue become clear only by debating different aspects

 
ONE: Comment on the Archimedes' claim "Give me a lever and a place to put it and I'll move the world."

TWO: What would be the shape of the world if the
values of the fundamental constants (velocity of light
in free space, 'c', Plank's constant, 'h', are changed viz.:
a) c = 2.998 x 108 m/s to 55 mile/hour
b) h = 6.67 x 10-34 Js to 100 Js
c) c = 2.998 x 108 m/s to 55 mile/hour and
h = 6.67 x 10-34 Js to 100 Js

THREE:
Student 'A' (Female) is standing on ground and
Student 'B' (Male) is sitting in a car. Each holds a simple
pendulum, which is at rest. Describe the position of
pendulum held by each student --- how 'A' would see her
own pendulum and that of 'B's (directed toward the ground,
making an angle with the ground etc.) if:
a) The car is at rest

b) The car is moving with a velocity 50 mile/hour
c) The car is accelerating with a rate of 10 m/s2
 
FOUR: Photon is considered to have a proper mass zero (m0 = 0), because it travels with the velocity of light, m0 = m (1 - v2/c2) 1/2. In a material medium, in which the velocity, v < c, and hence m = m0 (1 - v2/c2) 1/2, is identically zero. How can a particle exist with a zero energy E = mc2?

After you write your possible arguments for Debate 4, you might want to look at:


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