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Don't Try This at Home! The Physics of Hollywood Movies: Your Favorite Action Movie Sequences Deconstructed, Demystified & Debunked

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Dont Try This At Home! The Physics of Hollywood Movies is a fresh look at the basics of physics through the filmmakers lens. It will deconstruct, demystify, and debunk popular Hollywood films through the scientific explanations of the action genres most dynamic and unforgettable scenes.

Sample movie sequence and related physics concepts: 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.

Synopsis:

Dont Try This At Home! The Physics of Hollywood Movies is a fresh look at the basics of physics through the filmmakers lens. It will deconstruct, demystify, and debunk popular Hollywood films through the scientific explanations of the action genres most dynamic and unforgettable scenes.

 

Sample movie sequence and related physics concepts:

 

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.

Synopsis:

This fresh look at the basics of physics deconstructs, demystifies, and debunks popular Hollywood films through the scientific explanations of the action genres most dynamic and unforgettable scenes.

About the Author

Adam Weiner has been a teacher of physics and AP physics at the Bishop's School, a highly academic college preparatory school in La Jolla, CA for the last 11 years. Prior to that he worked as a physics instructor at Green River Community College in Auburn, WA in a department very active in physics education research. In addition to an M.S. in Geophysics from The University of Hawaii, Adam has an M.F.A. in acting from SUNY-Binghamton, and along with teaching physics, has done some professional acting, and stand up comedy. In his spare time Adam is a competitive long distance runner, surfer, and avid reader.

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ISBN:
9781419594069
Subtitle:
The Physics of Hollywood Movies
Author:
Weiner, Adam
Author:
Adam
Author:
Weiner
Publisher:
Kaplan Publishing
Subject:
Physics
Subject:
Film & Video - General
Subject:
Science fiction films
Subject:
Physics-General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
September 2007
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
272
Dimensions:
9.25 x 7.38 in 17.955 oz

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"Synopsis" by , Dont Try This At Home! The Physics of Hollywood Movies is a fresh look at the basics of physics through the filmmakers lens. It will deconstruct, demystify, and debunk popular Hollywood films through the scientific explanations of the action genres most dynamic and unforgettable scenes.

 

Sample movie sequence and related physics concepts:

 

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.

"Synopsis" by , This fresh look at the basics of physics deconstructs, demystifies, and debunks popular Hollywood films through the scientific explanations of the action genres most dynamic and unforgettable scenes.
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