Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Bad Physics In TV Commercial

There's a fun discussion on the bad physics in a TV commercial.

One can argue on what is the big deal about something like this. After all, we see bad physics in TV and movies very often. Well, this isn't a big deal at all. It is just a fun exercise, even for students, to practice their knowledge on simple kinematics. But on the other hand, considering that physics-based games such as Angry Birds, Where's My Water, etc. are trying to get as close to being physics-accurate, there's very little reason (other than pure fiction or pure fantasy) to completely blow away all kinds of reality.


1 comment:

Heumpje said...

Don't know how to contact you otherwise...http://blog.pshares.org/2012/05/10/the-best-way-to-see/
A must read if you want to feel completely mind blown about the ignorance of the community at large when it comes to basic physics. Featured on the daily dish ( to whom I also emailed with an explanation of the fundamental difference between light and sound...)