Don't Try This at Home! : The Physics of Hollywood Movies

Format: Paperback
Pub. Date: 2007-09-04
Publisher(s): Kaplan Test Prep
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"Don't Try This At Home! The Physics of Hollywood Movies" is a fresh look at the basics of physics through the filmmaker's lens. It will deconstruct, demystify, and debunk popular Hollywood films through the scientific explanations of the action genre's most dynamic and unforgettable scenes. Sample movie sequence and related physics concepts include: In "Speed," a city bus going over 50 mph jumps over a 50-foot chasm-successfully. An examination of force, acceleration, Newton's Laws, impulse, momentum, and projectile motion follows.

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