Don’t Try This At Home! The Physics of Hollywood Movies is a fresh look at the basics of physics through the filmmaker’s lens. It will deconstruct, demystify, and debunk popular Hollywood films through the scientific explanations of the action genre’s most dynamic and unforgettable scenes. Sample movie sequence and related physics concepts: In “Speed,” a city bus going over 50 mph jumps over a 50-foot chasm–successfully. An examination of force, acceleration, Newton’s Laws, impulse, momentum, and projectile motion follows.
Adam Weiner has been a teacher of physics and AP physics at the Bishop’s School, a highly academic college preparatory school in La Jolla, CA for the last 11 years. Prior to that he worked as a physics instructor at Green River Community College in Auburn, WA in a department very active in physics education research
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