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The physics of superheroes /

Main Author: Kakalios, James, 1958-
Format: Book
Published: New York : Gotham Books, c2005.
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Table of Contents:
  • 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.