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Analyze physics in films – links to lessons from The Physics Factbook. By Glenn Elert

Superman Returns” How much force must Superman apply to the falling airplane to bring it to a stop? What data is needed? What needs to be measured from the clip?

http://hypertextbook.com/facts/2007/superman.shtml

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JbGL6bed5yM

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Batman Begins” – Speed and height of the subway in Gotham City

batman begins subway

http://hypertextbook.com/facts/2007/batman.shtml

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aN3M26pGC8Q

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Speed of a spear: Troy

Troy Spear Achilles

http://hypertextbook.com/facts/2007/troy.shtml

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yr4K28Kl8hg

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Tension in Spider Man’s webs

http://hypertextbook.com/facts/2005/SpiderMan.shtml

First time crawling on the wall; first web swing

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n42PunZ3Xno

Subway train scene – part 1

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_VL5Qgrz8tg

Subway train scene – part 2

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AiOJr4EyUH8

Spider Man 2 – web failure

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The Physics of Spider man’s webs

The Physics of Spider-Man’s webs: Wired

Is it faster to swing by web, or just run? Wired

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Coefficient of friction of skin: The Hulk

http://hypertextbook.com/facts/2007/hulk.shtml

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8wrNMPRriwc

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“Speed of a Superhero: Smallville”

Kinematic equations for constant accel in two dimensions Projectile Motion Giancoli

Giancoli Physics, Chap 3

http://hypertextbook.com/facts/2007/smallville.shtml

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1OmQ4YTGOd8

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Next Generation Science Standards PS2. Motion and Stability: Forces and Interactions

Next Gen Science Standards

HS-PS2-10 (MA) Use free-body force diagrams, algebraic expressions and Newton’s laws of motion to predict changes to velocity and acceleration for an object moving in one dimension, in various situations.

Next Generation Science Standards PS2. Motion and Stability: Forces and Interactions

HS-PS2-10 (MA) Use free-body force diagrams, algebraic expressions and Newton’s laws of motion to predict changes to velocity and acceleration for an object moving in one dimension, in various situations.

Massachusetts Science Curriculum Framework

  1. Motion and Forces: Central Concept: Newton’s laws of motion and gravitation describe and predict the motion of most objects.

1.4 Interpret and apply Newton’s three laws of motion

 

 

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