Deflate Gate is a great lesson in not jumping to conclusions. Physicist Neil deGrasse Tyson did not change gauge pressure to absolute pressure; Bill Nye, a mechanical engineer, who calls himself the science guy, did not give convincing arguments; others did not change temperature to absolute temperature; other variables like water vapor pressure, and temperature of compressed air (compressed air is hot) to inflate balls, and time interval between when balls were inflated to when balls were taken to field were not accounted for.
Two exercises were given to students: http://nm.MathForCollege.com/experiments/deflategate.pdf
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