September 8, 2011

Angry Birds

Filed under: Electronic Programs,Kinematics @ 7:22 pm and

Angry Birds: The physics phenomenon

There are now countless media presentations and over a million Google hits on “physics teaching angry birds” due to efforts of folks like Rhett Allain, Frank Noschese, and Michael Magnusson. Basically, these authors apply video analysis methods to objects’ pseudo-projectile motion taken from the invented world of the Angry Birds video game by the Finnish company Rovio. Many of the motions of these objects represent impossible, yet informative and analyzable, physics models. The game is a runaway international hit; early editions were recently provided free of charge to users of the Google Chrome browser at www.chrome.angrybirds.com/.

 


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