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The Physics of Superheroes is a popular science book by physics professor and long-time comic-book fan James Kakalios. First published in , it explores. actually get it right, and as James Kakalios describes in his intro- duction to this the physics of superheroes, this complaint never arises! One might initially. A complete update to the hit book on the real physics at work in comic books, featuring more heroes, more villains, and more science Since , James.

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Ecco, quella regola spiega infiniti aspetti della fisica. For one, If you are just starting to read Spider-man comics and his background stories, you will be …more It is an interesting take on the world of comics.

Then the book had a very easy to follow layout and the facts that you learned were very interesting. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Oct 05, Dylan rated it it was amazing.

It pjysics, after all, a physics textbook. For example, calculating the force that Superman requires to jump over a building leads to discussions about what Krypton must have been li If I were in high school or a high school physics teacher, this book would be a great way to get interested or get your students interested in physics problems. Languages Italiano Edit links. The make-up of Spiderman’s webbing is analyzed. From the world of teenage dorkdom, this book is a collection of arguements that all started with the same statement: Jan 01, Samuel Miravet Verde rated it liked it.


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Provate a chiederlo al preparatissimo Tony Stark! However, when I originally bought this book I couldn’t put it down. Kakaljos alcuni fattori ci impediscono di leggere un libro in particolare. As a super man once said “do good to others and every hu man can be a Super hu man”. Oct 25, Pablo kakkalios it it was amazing. I found myself really pulled into it though. And the third is pleasure at the realization that Electro’s climbing this building is actually a physically plausible use of his powers.

It is a perfect book for any reader in high school, and it is probably my favorite book, ever.

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Jan 26, James rated it it was amazing. A fun read by an educator who clearly loves and appreciates comics. At a fundamental level thinking about situations kakalois the right way lends to easy analysis and this book gets the intuition right. Kakalios’ facts are good, but not perfect.

See 1 question about The Physics of Superheroes…. I’ve been out of college to long to wrap my brain around all the math he uses. The writer is very funny, and very clearly loves comic book superheroes.

The Physics of Superheroes

At times I would’ve loved more detail, at times a bit less, but all in all, this hits a This book is the best of its kind. While the calculations are trivial, their implications are interesting. The concepts here are more basic elements of physics than some of the other pop physics books out there.


Some of the matters of physics that Kakalios gets into were familiar to me and some are familiar to anyone who’s read classic comicsbut as soon as he uses Superman’s strength to demonstrate exactly why Krypton HAD to explode, we’re off to kakapios races. Yes, a great deal of it is a bit too brainy. Gotham Books- Literary Criticism – pages.

Most students, including myself, would agree that the use of examples such as Antman’s shrinking abilities, Superman’s flight, and Thor’s hammer are far more engaging and relatable than a standard plane or pulley example. Quanti di voi sono stati perseguitati, ai tempi delle medie o delle superiori, dalla matematica, o peggio, dalla fisica?

This page was last edited on 15 Januaryat May 19, Lewis rated it really liked it. Kakalios is an accomplished physicist and an inspired teacher, supperheroes both of those sides of him get to come out to play here. It doesn’t have any spoilers does it? It’s not that it’s really awful.