IIT-Madras stomps students with his CSK googly

CHENNAI: IIT-M Students Who Took A Semester Exam On Monday Were Asked To Write Whether They Would Recommend Batting Or Fielding For CSK Skipper M S Dhoni If ​​he Won The Toss In Tuesday's IPL Qualifier Against The Mumbai Indians.

The Question, Part Of The Material And The Energy Balance, Gave An Overview Of Possible Conditions Based On The Weather Forecast And Asked The Students To Calculate Whether The Dew Would Affect Bowling Second.

It Went Viral After His Retweet On The Official Twitter Handle Of The International Cricket Council Who Although He Praised IIT-M For Relevant Exams, Asked Followers To Help Dhoni Make Decision The Skipper Chose To Win The Toss.

The Question Said That The Humidity At The Start Would Be 70% At The Start Of The Game, While The Temperature Would Be 39 ° C And Would Drop To 27 ° C By The Time The Second Inning Started. Students Were Asked To Give Their Recommendations By Applying The Condensation Concept.

Most Students Find The Question Exciting, Get An Answer Well

" If The Relative Humidity Is 70% At A Temperature Of 39 Degrees Celsius, The Humidity Will Continue To Increase As The Temperature Drops. It Will Reach Saturation At A Certain Temperature," Said Vignesh Muthuvijayan, Department Of Biotechnology, IIT Madras.

As Soon As The Temperature Drops Below A Certain Point, This Would Lead To Condensation Of Water Molecules Called Dew Point.

" If The Temperature Drops, There Will Be Dew On The Surface," He Added.

The Dew Point Can Be Calculated Using A Simple Formula Or A Psychrometric Graph (also Called Humidity Graph) That Students Were Allowed To Use In The Exam Room.

" The Dew Point For The Given Conditions Is 32 Degrees C To 33 Degrees C. With The Temperature At The Beginning Of The Second Innings Expected 27 Degrees Celsius, We Can Expect Substantial Dew. So It Would Be Wiser To Shed First," Said Vignesh.

Excessive Dew On The Outfield Would Wet The Ball And It Would Be Difficult For Spinners To Grab The Ball. Even Fast Bowlers Would Find It Difficult, He Said.

" Instead Of Immediately Asking If The Temperature Would Drop And If There Was Condensation Of Water From The Air, I Made A Question About Cricket," Vignesh Added.

Although The Question Did Not Really Have A Direct Application To Cricket, Many Students Said That The Question Was Interesting And That They Could Answer The Question.

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