A4_5 Eternal Punishment?

Cordelia Brown, David Jessop, Sean Brunyee, Luke Russell


This paper considers the Greek character Sisyphus, and finds the energy expended as he undertakes his punishment in Tartarus. We find the energy expended the first time he rolls the boulder up to be ≈ 57.4 kcal, and this decreases exopentitally with each roll as he loses mass. Finding the mass of fat he would lose each time, we determine that the maximum number of times Sisyphus would be able to roll his boulder to the top of a hill to be 2579.

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