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The Physics Of Superheroes
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The Physics Of Superheroes (Paperback)

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If superheroes stepped off the comic book page, could they actually work their wonders in a world constrained by the laws of physics? How strong would Superman have to be to 'leap tall buildings in a single bound'? Could Storm of the 'X-Men' possibly control the weather? James Kakalios provides an engaging and witty commentary while introducing the lay reader to both classical and cutting-edge concepts in physics, including: what Superman's strength can tell us about the Newtonian physics of force, mass, and acceleration; what villains like Electro and Magneto tell us about electricity and magnetism; how Iceman's powers show the principles of thermal dynamics; what the Human Top can tell us about angular momentum; why physics professors gone bad are the most dangerous evil geniuses... and more!

Science & MathematicsPhysicsScience & MathematicsScience: general issuesPopular science Publisher: Prelude Publication Date: 21/10/2010 ISBN-13: 9780715639115  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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James Kakalios is a professor in the School of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Minnesota. He received his Ph.D. in 1985 from the University of Chicago, and has been reading comic books for much longer.

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