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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ISBN – 2 Jul 05, Dec 29, T Campbell rated it it was amazing. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Jan 26, James rated it it was amazing. All my education on transistors has always been metaphorical – to imagine them as switches or valves.
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. This book is the best of its phyzics. May 19, Lewis rated it really liked it. Physics and Superhero comics. Jul 16, Sandi rated it did not like it Recommended to Sandi by: He has created, in my opinion, one of the best books you could possibly read as a high schooler that loves science.
The Physics of Superheroes
But, all of that is more than made up for with the last forty pages. And the third is pleasure at the realization kzkalios Electro’s climbing this building is actually a physically plausible use of his powers. With a great, entertaining surrounding like comic books, Kakalios sneaks in some serious education.
We’d spend afternoons and summer nights arguing about this concept- what is the most powerful human mutation? I found myself equally fascinated by the physics lessons and by his commandin Loved this book from start to finish.
Could Henry Pym really become an “ant man? SPOILER ALERT Through all of the reasoning, Kakalios maintains that of all of the superheroes he studied, the only feasible one was Batman, a person so wealthy and so capable of having strength, agility and martial skill that he is able to stop bullets, fight villians, conceal his identity and maintain fiscal solvency I like where James was going with it all, just could not hold my feeble attention span to it.
Then the book had a very easy to follow layout and the facts that you learned were very interesting. It was always very hand-wavy about how they actually work – “inducing a current changes their state”.
Both are physicists, so I’m not quite sure of why the favoritism. Thor’s powers are rationalized with Wonder Woman’s. Kakalios understands that Superhedoes powers come from the difference in Krypton’s and Earth’s gravity and gives us the math to prove the extent of those powers.
At Minnesota, he taught a freshman seminar that focused on the physics of superheroes as a way to motivate students to think about physics. I’ve been out of college to long to wrap my brain around all the math he uses. Kakalios’ writing style is not intimidating or overly complicated, he maintains a consistently simple style and word choice. And from the comic book side, one learns the morality of humanity. My pace slowed dramatically there for a while—maybe I was getting a little bored—but overall this was a fun and insightful read.
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How I wish o had been taught physics in highschool. Gotham Books- Literary Criticism – pages. kaoalios
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He doesn’t talk about character This was an entertaining read. Refresh and try again. In the following chapters in the book, you will learn about energy, speed, quantum mechanics, atomic physics, and electrostatics, just to list a few. The book starts off with an intro to why James Kakalios wrote this book and what inspired him to write it the way that he di This is a book by James Kakalios and is an informational book.
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