Rolling the Black Pearl Over: Analyzing the Physics of a Movie Clip

  title={Rolling the Black Pearl Over: Analyzing the Physics of a Movie Clip},
  author={Carl E. Mungan and Jon Emery},
  journal={The Physics Teacher},
In the third movie (“At World's End”) in the Pirates of the Caribbean series, Jack Sparrow and his crew need to roll their ship (the Black Pearl) over in order to bring it back to the living world during a green flash at sunset. They do so by running back and forth from one side railing to the other on the top deck. In addition, Captain Barbossa orders that 18 cannons and a pile of barrels on the lower deck be cut loose to add mass to the running crew. In the movie they overturned the ship, but… 

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