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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Table of Contents:
  • 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!