Skyrmion: It wouldn't be your typical "ideal gas". Collisions are inelastic, and the molecule - molecule distance isn't large compared to the "molecule" diameter.
prjindigo: this kind of shiat is why 60% of the world believes in the greenhouse effect even though its own creator disproved it more than two decades ago...
WhippingBoy: Well, that confirms it: Grad students are officially the most useless people on this planet.
revrendjim: He's not the first person to think of that. In fact I used that very example earlier today in physics lecture./The molecules in a solid have assigned seating
poorjon: brantgoose: I have a theory that the way that people pack themselves...Your theory fails explain effects observed in the presence of back packs, bicycles, or carts. Does it assume these articles are represented by perfect circles, or ellipsoids? Furthermore, I prefer to lean against the wall when alone in an elevator, rather than stand in the exact center. I deny your grant application due to unsupportable hypotheses in your initial plan of investigation and an abject failure to cite the ever loving crap out of my personal body of work.
brantgoose: I have a theory that the way that people pack themselves
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