Today in the BME (Basic Mechanical Engineering) class, sir was trying to convince us that there is no such thing as centrifugal force in a rotating body. My brain being under the-4years –spell (2years of High School and 2 of college) was not willing to accept it at any cost, however the heart was melted beforehand and also tried to convince the brain.
“That’s the problem with you – gray-matter. You always think it to be smart and tricky. Can’t you just accept something for a fact? Let go of the past and accept the present”, it said to him.
Then the heart searched the brain and found a memory from the summers 2002. One bright day I was doing my summer vacation homework. There was an activity given on the sideline of my science book. In it we were told to take some water in a bucket and swing it vertically, and that the water will not fall even when upside-down. I was truly amazed (yes it was amazing… for a 7 year old). So that evening when the milkman came at the main gate, I took the milk from him and walked towards the house building. The front lawn was wide and while walking, the science activity book came into my mind. I thought for a second “what if it falls?” but I trusted the book as: “The textbook is always right.” So as I swung it… well you all know what happened next and soon I was covered in it.
As they say: An employee’s first rule is “The boss is always right” and a bachelors’ student’s first rule is “The professor is always right”. So the final verdict is: “There is no such thing as centrifugal force.”
Where were you centrifugee, when I needed you, no need to come back now, I don’t believe in you anymore.