10 Outrageous Cartoon Moments That Use Real Physics


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Author's Note: 10 Outrageous Cartoon Moments That Use Real Physics

I always learn a lot when I research and write a HowStuffWorks article, but this one was a serious crash course in physics. I'd understood a lot of these physical laws on a conceptual level, but really drilling down and looking at the formulas gave me a much deeper understanding. I was knee-deep in calculating Superman's pulling force on the inclined plane at one point, but had to cut that out because it was too long. I got a lot of help from my wife, who is a high school physics teacher.

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