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# Analysis of scenes

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

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

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

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Speed of a spear: Troy

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

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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

Subway train scene – part 1

Subway train scene – part 2

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

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“Speed of a Superhero: Smallville”

Giancoli Physics, Chap 3

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

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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.

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