P2_4 Tea Saboteur

Oliver Youle, Ben Jordan, Katie Raymer, Tom Morris


Practical jokes in the university lifestyle are unfortunately almost unavoidable. However, “If you can’t beat ‘em, join ‘em†and in that spirit, this paper assesses the feasibility of cooling your housemate’s cup of tea down with ice. It is calculated that it would take approximately 16.5 minutes for a sphere of ice of radius 1.5cm to completely melt in a cup of tea that was initially 60°C.

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