Prove that at any time there are two opposite points along the Equator, which have exactly the same temperature. Assume the temperature function varies continuously as you move along the Equator.
Counterargument: This is patently impossible. If there are such points on the Equator, there must also be similar points on any circle around the Earth, such as a meridian. But in that case, we'd have one point in the north hemisphere, in winter, and the other in the south, in summer; that doesn't make sense!
What's wrong with this reasoning?
I haven't looked yet, but since opposite sides of the globe are equal
distance from the equator, theoretically,they should be the same
temperature, reguardless of season. E.G.  45 degrees north on
one side is opposite of 45 degrees south on the other, both the same
distance from the equator, making them theoretically the same
temperature.

Posted by David
on 20050328 05:18:35 