Monday, January 22, 2007

Struck by the Missing Streak...

It's a new sem again....!!! Yeah... 3 weeks into it and now here i go calling it new... Well... truthfully speaking it didnt seem to matter till today that i began something new... The part i love most in any sem acads is the lab... so this is wrt the lab... new lab...
Here we go again... Our Flu Mech lab... as ob... i din have the manual till abt 3 when my experiment was supposed to start at 3 30... hey atleast i had it before i started... and gen we go thr and start bulbing... Reynold's no... that was the experiment... who cares... i jus loved it.. to watch those glassy marbles in the apparatus to stabilise inlet flow of water, and the beautiful streak of purple(KMnO4) along the flow... so the TA guy in the lab was patient and meticulous... except that if the apparatus pains you and you don get the purple streak he doesnt know what is wrong... the lab maintenance guy has to set it right...
So like every other first day of every other lab, i decided we have to do it perfectly and if we do it perfectly we shud not have any probs with the observations... but you see... if the TA guy cudnt do it, you cant seriously expect us to... And soon enough we realised we were getting absurd results... so what do you do then....?? figure out what went wrong... we tried back calculation and found out that we can never get the purple streak at wanted values... and then we realised its impossible to get any reasonable answer from the given experimental setup... now what do we do...?? same thing what we have been doing for the past one and half year... making up the readings and pretending to do the experiment... aaand we kept taking the readings arbitly... no one ever saw the purple streak again...
So here goes again... another beginning of another sem...
Cheers........!!!

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