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The physics of superheroes /

Main Author: Kakalios, James, 1958-
Format: Book
Language: English
Published: New York : Gotham Books, 2005
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245 1 4 |a The physics of superheroes /  |c James Kakalios. 
260 |a New York :  |b Gotham Books,  |c c2005. 
300 |a xvi, 365 p. :  |b ill. ;  |c 24 cm. 
504 |a Includes bibliographical references (p. [323]-344) and index. 
505 0 |a Introduction : secret origins : how science saved superhero comic books -- Up, up, and away : forces and motion -- Deconstructing Krypton : Newton's law of gravity -- The day Gwen Stacy died : impulse and momentum -- Can he swing from a thread? : centripetal acceleration -- Flash facts : friction, drag, and sound -- Like a flash of lightning : special relativity -- If this be my density : properties of matter -- Can Ant-Man punch his way out of a paper bag? : torque and rotation -- Is Ant-Man deaf, dumb, and blind? : simple harmonic motion -- Does size matter? : the cube-square law -- The Central City diet plan : conservation of energy -- The case of the missing work : the 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 -- Jouney 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 -- Me am Bizarro! : superhero bloopers -- Afterword : Lo, there shall be an ending! -- Ask Dr. K! -- Key equations. 
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650 0 |a Physics  |x Study and teaching. 
650 0 |a Science in popular culture. 
650 0 |a Comic books, strips, etc. in education. 
650 0 |a Comic books, strips, etc.  |x History. 
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