National Geographic Angry Birds Furious Forces

The Physics at Play in the World's Most Popular Game

Author: Rhett Allain

Publisher: National Geographic Society

ISBN:

Category: Humor

Page: 160

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Another Angry Birds National Geographic mash-up! This fun, engaging paperback uses Angry Birds to explain the physics at work in the world--and behind the popular game. National Geographic's trademark science blends with Angry Birds' beloved entertainment to take readers into the world of physics. Rhett Allain, physics professor and Wired blogger explains basic scientific principles in fun, accessible ways; the Angry Birds come along for the ride to illustrate concepts we see in the real world--as well as in the Angry Birds games. Packed with science and a sense of humor, this book will improve readers' understanding of the world and how it works--and it may just improve their Angry Birds scores as well. Rovio Learning is known for collaborating with several scientific and educational institutions, such as the National Geographic Society and NASA. The recent collaboration with CERN brings quantum physics to the reach of children. There is no subject that young children can not learn - when the medium is age-appropriate, fun and engaging! From the Trade Paperback edition.

Angry Birds and Rovio Entertainment

Author: Jason Porterfield

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc

ISBN:

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 128

View: 613

Since its release for Apple's iPhone in 2009, Angry Birds has been one of the most successful video games in history. Although Angry Birds seemed to be an overnight success, the game was actually the result of years of struggle by Rovio Entertainment, the Finnish company that created it. The company's founder, Niklas Hed, his cousin Mikael Hed, and Peter Vesterbacka have established not just a profitable video game but a cultural phenomenon. In this thrilling narrative, readers examine the challenges and triumphs of building a company while keeping the spirit of fun behind the development of new products.

Physics and Video Analysis

Author: Rhett Allain

Publisher: Morgan & Claypool Publishers

ISBN:

Category: Science

Page: 67

View: 251

We currently live in a world filled with videos. There are videos on YouTube, feature movies and even videos recorded with our own cameras and smartphones. These videos present an excellent opportunity to not only explore physical concepts, but also inspire others to investigate physics ideas. With video analysis, we can explore the fantasy world in science-fiction films. We can also look at online videos to determine if they are genuine or fake. Video analysis can be used in the introductory physics lab and it can even be used to explore the make-believe physics embedded in video games. This book covers the basic ideas behind video analysis along with the fundamental physics principles used in video analysis. The book also includes several examples of the unique situations in which video analysis can be used.

Physics for Geeks

Author: Rhett Allain

Publisher: Jaico Publishing House

ISBN:

Category: Science

Page: 252

View: 905

Surprising Answers to the Planet’s Most Interesting Questions Could a human really fly with wings like a bird’s? Would Superman be able to punch someone into space? Could airplanes save fuel by using iPads instead of paper safety manuals? In Physics for Geeks, Rhett Allain, a physics professor and Wired’s popular Dot Physics blogger, combines pop culture with everyday science for an entertaining explanation of physics. Finding intriguing questions buried in familiar movies and TV shows, video games, viral videos, and news hooks, Physics for Geeks walks readers through the fascinating, easy-to-understand answers from a physics perspective. • Why does a mirror reverse left to right, but not top to bottom? • How many dollar bills would it take to stack them to the moon? • What if everyone on Earth jumped at the same time? • Is Angry Birds using real physics? • Does a heavier truck make a better snow plow? With illustrations, basic equations, and easy-to-read graphs and diagrams, each chapter not only covers the most popular subjects from Allain’s blog, like lightsabers and house-sized ducks, but uses those fun, and at times, mind-boggling questions to teach basic physics concepts. What better way to explain the nature of light than to consider how The Hobbit, Gollum could see in the dark? RHETT ALLAIN is an Associate Professor of Physics at Southeastem Louisiana University and the popular Dot Physics blogger at Wired Science Blogs. He has a knack for explaining things in a way that is both entertaining and educational. He is also the author of the National Geographic book Angry Birds Furious Forces: The Physics at Play in the World’s Most Popular Game and of Just Enough Physics.

Can You Cook a Turkey By Dropping It

Author: Rhett Allain

Publisher: Wiley

ISBN:

Category: Science

Page: 255

View: 191

Rhett Allain writes the popular Dot Physics blog for Wired and in this book he takes a longer, smarter look at his most popular topics, from the purely fun (How much bubble wrap would you need to safely jump off a 6th floor building?) to the completely mind-boggling (Why does a mirror reverse left to light, but not top to bottom?). Allain is a physics professor and he's become very good at finding physics questions buried in the latest movie, video game, viral video or news hook. Each chapter will not only cover interesting subjects like lightsabers and McDonald's drive-thrus, but use those questions to teach readers basic physics concepts. He'll explore questions like: Is Angry Birds using real physics? Does a heavier truck make a better snow plow? What if everyone on earth jumped at the same I time? How many dollar bills would it take to stack them to the moon? Often the way he gets to the answer is more interesting than the answer itself.

Workingman's Algebra

Author: Daniel McCarthy

Publisher: Wiley

ISBN:

Category: Mathematics

Page: 80

View: 909

Geek Physics

Surprising Answers to the Planet's Most Interesting Questions

Author: Rhett Allain

Publisher: Turner Publishing Company

ISBN:

Category: Science

Page: 200

View: 230

Rhett Allain writes the popular Dot Physics blog for Wired and in this book he takes a longer, smarter look at his most popular topics, from the purely fun (How much bubble wrap would you need to safely jump off a 6th floor building?) to the completely mind-boggling (Why does a mirror reverse left to light, but not top to bottom?). Allain is a physics professor and he's become very good at finding physics questions buried in the latest movie, video game, viral video or news hook. Each chapter will not only cover interesting subjects like lightsabers and McDonald's drive-thrus, but use those questions to teach readers basic physics concepts. He'll explore questions like: Is Angry Birds using real physics? Does a heavier truck make a better snow plow? What if everyone on earth jumped at the same I time? How many dollar bills would it take to stack them to the moon? Often the way he gets to the answer is more interesting than the answer itself.

Force of the Falcon

Author: Rita Herron

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

View: 195

After rescuing Sonya Silverstein and her four-year-old daughter from a vicious attack, Brack Falcon had every intention of retreating into the Colorado mountains. But with a blizzard raging, a scared Sonya was desperate to safeguard her child. Now Brack's protective instincts—and his attraction to the single mother—had him ready to battle the forces obsessed with Sonya's vulnerability. Never before had Brack questioned his instincts…but never before had he had so much to lose….