APPLICATION OF NEWTON'S LAW OF COOLING IN FORENSIC SCIENCE:
One of the major application of Newton's law of cooling can be easily seen in forensic science. Newton's Law of Cooling states that the rate of cooling of an object is proportional to the temperature difference between the object and its surroundings, provided that this difference is not too large. When estimating the time of death, one needs to know the temperature of the surroundings and the temperature of the body at two different times in order to make an accurate estimate. The detectives and forensic scientists note down the temperature of the dead body and the room temperature of the crime scene. The temperature values are put in the mathematical formula derived by Newton's law of cooling and the time of the victim's death can be effectively calculated.