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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Amazing “introduction” to basic and hard-core physics from a super heroes point of view. Kakalios, who earned PhD from the University of Chicago inbegan his comic book collection as a graduate student as a way kaoalios relieve stress.

Why is Superman so strong?

I didn’t have any dislikes about this book because overall I felt like it was a fun, easy, and very informational book to read. Gotham Books- Literary Criticism – pages. It’s a makalios look at the history of the comics lineage but the science part was just way too dry to keep me interested.

For one, If you are just starting to read Spider-man comics and his background stories, you will be spoiled here. Oct 25, Pablo rated it it was amazing. Kakalios does not set out to show where the world of superheroes contradicts modern science, granting the heroes one or more “miracle exceptions” from natural law.


The Physics of Superheroes by James Kakalios

Immagino che piani inclinati, molle e pen Blog Stories Review: I found myself equally fascinated by the physics lessons and by his commandin Loved kakallios book from start to finish. My library Help Advanced Book Search. E un sacco di libri in bibliografia per approfondire.

In fact, I thought the first section was very interesting and entertaining. Come funzionano i sofisticatissimi gadget di IronMan? If nothing else, this book gave me an appreciation for Aquaman fish-talk is just the beginning. This book is a factual physics book, that uses superheroes as examples to help better explain physics.

If you choose to pick supehreroes piece up, refer to the back of the book for Key Equations first.

The Physics of Superheroes

The make-up of Spiderman’s webbing is analyzed. One of the questions was “Could Wolvervine cut kaialios Captain America’s shield? Published September 21st by Avery first published I’ve been out of college to long to wrap my brain around all the math he uses.

Loved this book from start to finish.

By explaining some of the The Physics of Superheroes by James Kakalios was phyzics of the most informative books which I have ever read.

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jamew Thor’s powers are rationalized with Wonder Woman’s. My lovely wife got this book for me for Christmas, hoping that it would help my with Physics and entertain some of my lifelong questions of who is faster, Superman or the Flash, and which are tougher, Wolverine’s claws or Captain America’s shield.


My daughter the science teacher.

Refresh and try again. 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. Kakalios has been nominated by the University of Minnesota to be one of the USA Science and Engineering Festival’s Nifty Fifty Speakers who will speak about his work and career to middle and high school students in October Apr 01, Rohun Yarala rated it really liked it.

This is a book by James Kakalios and is an informational book. While the calculations are trivial, their implications are interesting. It uses Superman as its main example for this because of phusics much he uses forces while battling foes.

Thanks for telling us about the problem. All jamfs education on transistors has always been metaphorical – to imagine them as I wasn’t supefheroes sure what to expect with this book.

James Kakalios is not only a theoretical physicist, but a comic book maven who can quote reams of superhero lore by jamse, page, and panel. 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.

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