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P2_6 Solar Superman
We calculated how long superman would have to absorb sunlight before having enough energy to stop a moving train. Assuming perfect efficiency for absorption of earths solar irradiance, the value
Spaced Repetition: towards more effective learning in STEM
The use of spaced repetition within a physics higher education thermodynamics module has been analysed for: its pattern of use by students; its effect on memory and performance in the end of module
P2_1 Parasailing on Mars
We formed a model of what it would be like to fly a parasail in Mars’ thin atmosphere; it was found that for a standard parasail using a normal angle of attack, the vehicle towing the parasail would
P2_4 Foil Boat on a Sea of Gas
Calculations were done to establish how big a cuboidal aluminium foil boat would have to be to hold an average adult person in a sea of Sulphur Hexafluoride. It was fund that for hull thickness 1cm
P2_2 To Catch a Bullet
We calculated exactly how much stronger and faster a human would need to be to catch a bullet. A 9mm round fired from a distance of 15 feet, being caught between the thumb and index finger would
P2_5 Portal 2: Losing Our Atmosphere To The Moon
We model the physics of losing Earth's atmosphere to the Moon's surface through a portal similar to the situation at the end of the video game 'Portal 2'. We calculated that the atmosphere would
P2_7 The Spectacularly Exploding Iceman
In this paper we investigate the powers of the fictional superhero Iceman from the Marvel’s X-Men comics, specifically considering the explosive consequences of expelling enough energy to turn