The physics of superheroes /

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Main Author: Kakalios, James, 1958-
Format: Book
Language:English
Published: New York, N.Y. : Gotham Books, [2009]
Edition:Spectacular second edition.
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300 |a xx, 424 pages :  |b illustrations ;  |c 23 cm 
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504 |a Includes bibliographical references (p. [375]-399) and index. 
505 0 |a Introduction: Secret origins: how science saved superhero comic books -- Mechanics. Up, up, and away: forces and motion -- Deconstructing Krypton: Newton's law of gravity -- Day Gwen Stacy died: impulse and momentum -- Flash facts: friction, drag, and sound -- If this be my density: properties of matter -- So he talks to fishes, want to make something of it?: fluid mechanics -- Can he swing from a thread?: centripetal acceleration -- Can Ant-man punch his way out of a paper bag?: torque and rotation -- Human top goes out for a spin: angular momentum -- Is Ant-man deaf, dumb, and blind?: simple harmonic motion -- Like a flash of lightning: special relativity -- Energy: heat and light. Central City diet plan: conservation of energy -- Case of the missing work: three laws of thermodynamics -- Mutant meteorology: conduction and convection -- How the monstrous menace of the mysterious melter makes dinner preparation a breeze: phase transitions -- Electro's clinging ways: electrostatics -- Superman schools Spider-man: electrical currents -- How Electro becomes Magneto when he runs: Ampere's law -- How Magneto becomes Electro when he runs: magnetism and Faraday's law -- Electro and Magneto do the wave: electromagnetism and light -- Modern physics. Journey into the microverse: atomic physics -- Not a dream! Not a hoax! Not an imaginary tale!: quantum mechanics -- Through a wall lightly: tunneling phenomena -- Sock it to Shellhead: solid-state physics -- Costumes are super, too: materials science -- What have we learned. Me am Bizarro!: superhero bloopers -- Afterword: Lo, there shall be an ending! 
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