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Intuitor: Insultingly Stupid Movie Physics

Movies about Maths and Physics

PHYSICS IN FILMS: pseudoscience – Costas


“Physics in Films” A New Approach to Teaching Science C. Efthimiou1 and R. Llewellyn2

Physics in Films: A New Approach to Teaching Science Costas J. Efthimiou, Ralph Llewellyn

PHYSICS IN FILMS: AN ASSESSMENT C. Efthimiou, R. Llewellyn, D. Maronde, T. Winningham

Analysis of scenes in films

The good, the bad and the ugly of physics in films.

The books we can learn from.

Insultingly Stupid Movie PhysicsDon't Try This At Home Physics of Hollywood Movies

Kinematic equations for a spear throw in Troy (2004, Dir. Wolfgang Peterson)

Troy – Spear Throw – Achilles    ay = – g     y = y0 + v0t – ½ gt2    


Newtonian physics in Gravity (2013, Dir. Alfonso Cuarón. )

Gravity – Official Main Trailer (Warner Brothers)

For every force there is an equal and opposite force: MythBusters

MythBusters: Air Cylinder Rocket

Force of a Superhero: Superman Returns (2006, Bryan Singer)

Superman Returns Airplane Rescue scene

Calculating the force of Superman’s strength

Conservation of momentum

Eraser. Bad momentum with Quake-like railgun. Arnold Schwarzenegger

U.S. Navy unveils high-speed rail gun: Momentum is enormous

Coefficient of friction (between skin and metal) – Also: Center of gravity

Hulk (2003, Dir. Ang Lee) Center of gravity, coefficient of friction of skin



Castaway (2000, Dir. Robert Zemeckis, with Tom Hanks)

Projectile motion (correct or not?)

Pearl Harbor attack scene : Projectile motion conceptual failure

Centripetal force

Centripetal Motion – 2001 A Space Odyssey

Babylon 5: Scene in zero-g railcar travelling along interior of rotating space station.

Visions Of The High Frontier: Rotating Space Colonies of 1970

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