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How strong would Superman have to be to leap tall buildings in a single bound? Could Storm of the X-Men possibly control the weather?
Since 2001, James Kakalios has taught “Everything I needed to know about physics I learned from reading comic books,” at the University of Minnesota, using the unique method of explaining complex physics concepts through comics.
Now he shares those concepts with a wider audience. The Physics of Superheroes is not a textbook but is written for anyone interested in a pain-free way of learning about basic physics concepts.
The book is divided into four sections – Mechanics, Energy, Modern physics and What have we learned? – covering topics such as forces and motion, thermodynamics, electricity and magnetism and quantum mechanics.
Kakalios discusses these concepts in a tone that not only educates but also amuses the reader along the way.
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