Interview with Prof. James Kakalios, author of The Physics of Superheroes, plus videos of the physics of skateboarding and snow football.
In this, our first regular episode, we take a look at how Newton's Laws of Motion apply to skateboarding, then join Emmy winner Dr. James Kakalios, professor and director of undergraduate studies at the School of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Minnesota, as well as author of "The Physics of Superheroes," 1st and 2nd editions, and science consultant for the movie "The Watchmen," in part 1 of an interview. Finally, we take a quick look at some physics in the collisions of a backyard football game. Thanks for watching!
(Dr. Kakalios' book, The Physics of Superheroes: Spectacular 2nd Edition, is available from major book stores as well as online stores such as Amazon.com)
Coming up soon in our next episodes...
Part II of our interview with Prof. Kakalios
Physics in the video game "Rockband."
Work and Energy in the movie "Spiderman."
Rose explains Relativity
Physics in the video game "Left 4 Dead."