A medical examiner reviewed a homicide and found that the temp. of the body was 82 degrees F. Make up additional, although plausible, data that is necessary to determine an approximate time of death of the dead person using Newton’s Law of Cooling.
The solution is
where , is the environment temperature, and k is a constant.
What do you think , the initial temperature of the body, should be? What should be? Finally, (and this is the tough one) what do you think k should be? (You might try to look this one up on the internet.)