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The Physics of Superheroes: More Heroes! More Villains! More Science! Spectacular Second Edition 2 Original Edition
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This distinction is important - Kakalios obviously has a great affection for both comics and physics, and refuses to automatically denigrate the efforts of the comic book writers. His modus operandi is to grant each hero a "one-time miracle exception" to the laws of physics, which is generally used to account for the superhero's powers. For example, it's granted that Superman can fly, or that Sue Richards (of the Fantastic 4) can turn herself invisible. Given the miracle of the superpowers, Kakalios then delves into the details or consequences of the power. What force of lift does Superman require to get himself into the air? Could Sue Richards see while invisible? (Answer: not in the visible region of the spectrum, but perhaps her eyes change to see in the UV or IR regions of the spectrum.Read more ›
Well Done Mr. Kakalios!
By the way - all the equations are in an appendix for those that need 'em
But of course the very cool thing is learning the answers to questions like:
Just how strong was Krypton's gravity?
Does the Flash vibrating through a wall make any sense? and how about Kitty Pride?
Just how many girlfriends did Schrödinger have, anyway?
Was The Uncanny X-Men really a rip-off of The Doom Patrol?
R. Igor Gamow
Professor University of Colorado, retired.
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Fantastic Physics book that relates the laws of Physics to a more understandable meansPublished 2 months ago by Naysayer
He was my junior year In college quantum teacher and he wrote a great, informative book here just alike to his teaching style. A good read for all!Published 8 months ago by Amazon Customer
A great way for an air-head such as myself (17) to get a grip on physics. Buy this if you love superheroes and want to learn physics. Simple as that :DPublished 15 months ago by Dillon
This is a fun book that breaks physics principles down into easily understandable, non math intensive, bite sized chunks in a fun and entertaining way. Read morePublished 15 months ago by T. Augustine
A very nice book to read! It's quite funny how the comic books get their science right. I was always hoping that is was real and possible. Real educating and fun to have!Published 16 months ago by Lucas Jensen
I purchased this to read the new content added since the first edition (which I have owned for years). Read morePublished 16 months ago by Movie Fan