What is Max: Definition and 1000 Discussions

Max Payne is a neo-noir third-person shooter video game series developed by Remedy Entertainment (Max Payne and Max Payne 2) and Rockstar Studios (Max Payne 3). The series is named after its protagonist, Max Payne, a New York City police detective turned vigilante after his family was murdered by drug dealers. The series' first and second installments were written by Sam Lake, while Max Payne 3 was primarily written by Rockstar Games' Dan Houser.
The first game of the series, Max Payne, was released in 2001 for Microsoft Windows and in 2002 for PlayStation 2, Xbox, and Apple Macintosh; a different version of the game was released for the Game Boy Advance in 2003. A sequel entitled Max Payne 2: The Fall of Max Payne was released in 2003 for PlayStation 2, Xbox and Microsoft Windows. In 2008, a movie adaption, loosely based on the original game, entitled Max Payne, was released, starring Mark Wahlberg and Mila Kunis in the roles of Max Payne and Mona Sax, respectively. Max Payne 3 was developed by Rockstar Studios and released on May 15, 2012 for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, and on June 1, 2012 for Microsoft Windows.
The franchise is notable for its use of "bullet time" in action sequences, as well as being positively received by critics, although Max Payne 2's sales were considered underwhelming. As of 2011, the Max Payne franchise has sold over 7.5 million copies. The film rendition received negative reviews but was commercially successful.

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  1. PhysicsNoob2

    Finding max velocity for a kart on a circular, banked track

    This is a UK A-Level question that I'm really struggling with, and can't seem to find any resources online that explain it well. I've been given the following details: mass of gokart + driver = 520kg radius of track = 42m Maximum frictional force between tyres and road on flat track F = 20%...
  2. C

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    For this problem, For part(a) the solution is, However, how did they know that the max speed is reached in the vertical position? For part (d) the solution is, However, I thought the solution would be because there is net gravitational torque in clockwise direction (torque due to small mass...
  3. C

    Finding the launch angle for a projectile if the range is 3x the max height of the trajectory

    For this problem, The solution is, I don't understand how they got from ##\frac {sin^2\theta_i}{sin2\theta} ## to ##\frac{tan\theta_i}{2}##. Would somebody please show me the immediate steps? I also don't understand is why they say the ignore the trivial case where ##\theta_i = 0~rad##...
  4. core7916

    Why is my FPGA not working correctly when programmed with a POF file?

    Hello, i am programming my fpga with certain logic. With the sof file the logic is working fine and correct. but when i am programming pof file i am getting error. (programming is successful, but doesn't work as per the logic).
  5. C

    Max speed of proton in cyclotron

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  6. M

    C/C++ Max length of substring-palindrome

    Hi PF! I'm trying to find the max length of a sub-string palindrome. My logic is to have a left-most index called start that starts from string loc 0 and traverses to the end of the string via a for loop. Next I was thinking a while loop as long as L < R: I'd have a left index L=start and a...
  7. N

    I Finding Max and Min Extremes of a Function with Second Derivatives Equal to Zero

    What should I do when the f(x, y) function's second derivatives or Δ=AC-B² is zero? When the function is f(x) then we can differentiate it until it won't be a zero, but if z = some x and y then can I just continue this process to find what max and min (extremes) it has? What I've done is...
  8. P

    Time to reach Max. Height for a kicked soccer ball

    Vvertical=15sin30 = 7.5m/s d=Vvertical*t+0.5atsquared 0=(7.5m/s)t+0.5(-9.81m/s)t squared 0=t(7.5m/s-4.9t) t= 1.53s t=1.53/2 t= 0.76s to reach the maximum height Is this correct?
  9. S

    Anyone know that the Olivia Newton-John was Max Born's granddaughter?

  10. link223

    Max amplitude of a diving board that will not toss a pebble off?

    How am I supposed to solve this problem? I did it in a way that's analytically not correct at all lol.. As a first I was thinking about how to relate it to the motion equations to no avail.. (of course with having the condition that normal force board on pebble = force of gravity on pebble)...
  11. S

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    Please tell me if I need to post my solution for this.., but I just have a question more or less 'conceptual' question about (c). so I know that from Newton's 2nd law for centripetal acceleration --> ##F_{rope} - mgcos(\theta) = ma_n## where ##a_n = \frac {v^2}{R}## such that where the normal...
  12. R

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    Hi. I was reading Lighthill, Introduction to Fourier Analysis and Generalised Functions and in page 17 there is an example/proof where I can't make sense of the following step: $$ \left| \int_{-\infty}^{+\infty} f_n(x)(g(x)-g(0)) \, \mathrm{d}x \right| \le \max{ \left| g'(x) \right| }...
  13. M

    I Max of 3 random cards from deck vs max of 3 numbers from 1-13

    Hi PF! I am wondering the differences between the discrete and continuous case for expected value of minimum of 3 integers uniformly distributed from 1 to 13 vs 3 reals from 1 to 13. The real case is direct: ##F = ((x-1)/12)^3 \implies f = 3(x-1)/12)^2## for CDF ##F## and PDF ##f##. Thus the...
  14. J

    Max linear speed of propeller tip in water

    Homework Statement:: project not homework Relevant Equations:: vectors Hi,I am trying to determine the maximum linear velocity of a propeller tip when subject to flowing water with velocity ##\vec V##. For simplicity, I will assume that rotational inertial is negligible. The drawing below...
  15. P

    What is the maximum stretch of the bungee and will the mass hit the ground?

    This is more of a check that I solved this assignment correctly. I got to an answer but I’m not sure it’s correct. First, I decided that I needed to solve for the maximum stretch of the bungee. To do that I think I needed the length of the bungee (which is also the initial compression). So...
  16. Grez

    Automotive How to calculate max car mass and tow capacity from motor specs?

    Hi I am trying to do an artisanal EV car and I would like to know how do I choose the right motor. I already have one in mind but I don't know how to calculate the max mass that it can move. (see attached pdf) Gear Ratio : 2.39 Diff Ratio : 4.88 Wheel Diameter: 26in I would like to know the...
  17. r4g3r4hk

    B Does air resistance have a max value?

    I know that friction on a surface has a maximum value. When an object is pushed with a force greater than the maximum friction value, the object will move. But when a free-falling object falls from a height, does air resistance have a maximum value as well?
  18. S

    Max initial angle so that the projectile range keeps increasing

    Can I get a hint on how to start with this problem ? Thanks in advance I can't really think of anything...
  19. A

    Max Angle of Mass on Incline Surface

    Hello, I've worked through the free-body diagram to compute the answer: tan(𝜃) = 0.67 𝜃 = arctan(0.67) = 33.822... The answer is supposed to be approximately 42. Yet, tan(42) is not 0.67, is the suggested answer wrong?
  20. rudransh verma

    A Projectile problem -- Time to reach 1/3 of the max height

    Assuming it’s one body whose initial speed is u. First it attains height h then H. t1 and t2 are two times at which they attain h and H. ##h=ut1-\frac12gt1^2## ##H=ut2-\frac12gt2^2## ##\frac {t1}{t2}=1/3## Replacing t2 with 3t1, I am stuck.
  21. Leo Liu

    How does the presence of a dielectric change the max V of a capacitor?

    My guess is that while the voltage between the two plates is lower when a dielectric is present, the maximum voltage that the capacitor can hold will actually increase because the maximum strength electric field generated by the charges on the two plates will be higher due to the opposing...
  22. J

    Lawn/Garden Home project help please - max wind speed to tip over object

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  23. S

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  24. Addez123

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  25. Addez123

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  26. Z

    A Can a Solid Vibrate at Debye Max Frequency?

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  27. Rameez_Ul_Haq

    How can I calculate critical loading conditions for max flap extension?

    Below shows the generic V-N diagram for most of the civil aircrafts. Now, I have the CFD results available for multiple combinations of angles of attack of the aircraft, with the deflection angle of the flap. I have to choose a couple, to input into my structural analysis of the flaps. How to...
  28. mcastillo356

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    Although a function cannot have extreme values anywhere other than at endpoints, critical points, and singular points, it need not have extreme values at such points. It is more difficult to draw the graph of a function whose domain has an endpoint at which the function fails to have an extreme...
  29. mcastillo356

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    Hi, PF Although a function cannot have extreme values anywhere other than at endpoints, critical points, and singular points, it need not have extreme values at such points. There is an example of how a function need not have extreme values at a critical point or a singular point in 9th edition...
  30. timotola

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    Hi, I'm currently looking into the forces exerted on a cable if the cable was to go from slack to taut due to a falling object that is pivoted about a lower hinge - such as a drawbridge but instead of slowly lowering, there is slack in the cable causing the bridge to freely rotate about the...
  31. grotiare

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    I couldn't fit in the title, but this is with a hollow circular cross section So currently I am trying to figure what occurs when two, perpendicular bending moments are applied to a hollow circular cross section (one about the z axis, and the other about y). I know that if I was dealing with a...
  32. M

    Max Speed of a Car: A Math Equation Analysis

    Summary:: Question: a car of mass 800kg, 3600N driving force experiences resistive forces of 120v Accelerates from rest. Form equation and show max speed is 30 ms^-1, assuming driving force does not change. my attempt at a solution -I can not see how to rectify it as I don’t think I did...
  33. Ferdel

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  34. C

    Showing continuous function has min or max using Cauchy limit def.

    Problem: Let ## f: \Bbb R \to \Bbb R ## be continuous. It is known that ## \lim_{x \to \infty } f(x) = \lim_{x \to -\infty } f(x) = l \in R \cup \{ \pm \infty \} ##. Prove that ## f ## gets maximum or minimum on ## \Bbb R ##. Proof: First we'll regard the case ## l = \infty ## ( the case...
  35. barryj

    Calculating max acceleration of a Tesla car

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  36. CallMeDirac

    Speed of processors, does it have a max?

    I had heard that computer processors are reaching the speed of light. Is this true, and if it is how do we combat this cap?
  37. C

    Max tip speed of a spinning cable

    A company called SpinLaunch claims it can get something to 2200 m/s by spinning it up on a carbon fiber composite arm. I'm trying to figure out the limit of that approach. How fast can you go with existing materials? I tried to work it out for a constant with cable with no payload (result...
  38. A

    Why is my CPU not running at max published speed?

    I have a Intel(R) Xeon(R) E-2274G CPU @ 4.00GHz 4.01 GHz machine which has a published max speed of 5.0 GHz. However, when I run it under load on all 4 cores, it only gets up to about 4.5 GHz: Could someone explain to me why it's not ramping up to the full 5.0 GHz or what I could do to...
  39. greg_rack

    Derivative of a Point of Max: Finding a & b Conditions

    The derivative of a point of maximum must be zero, and since $$y'=3ax^2+2bx+2 \rightarrow y'(-1)=3a-2b+2 \rightarrow 3a-2b+2=0$$ we get the first condition for ##a## and ##b##. Now, since we want ##x=-1## to be a local maximum, the derivative of the function must be positive when tending to...
  40. C

    Max velocity of a vibrating loud speaker membrane given sound intensity

    My attempt: p and T allows us to calculate ##Z=402 \frac{kg}{sm^2}## using ## Z=p*\sqrt(\frac{\gamma*M}{R*T})## . The sound intensity level at 10 meters allows us to calculate the intensity at 10 meters to be I=10``````^{-7} W/m^2 using ##50 = 10*log(I/I_0)##. Then, using the formula...
  41. W

    I Distributivity/Inheritance of Max Likelihood Estimators

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  42. nomadreid

    I Ratio of a real value to the max theoretical value: what term to use?

    If the Summary is not clear, the following is an example translated from: https://telecombloger.ru/7335 '... air conditioning systems. For example, the efficiency of a compressor is about 85%. The remaining 15% is spent on friction, oil movement, overflows, heating, etc. The efficiency of the...
  43. peguerosdc

    In 2 consecutive decays, determine max and min energies for a particle

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  44. Yashi234

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  45. C

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  46. anemone

    MHB Max Value of $b$ for Real Roots of $f(x)$ and $g(x)$

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  47. A

    I Probability of finding a particle in a 1-D box max. at centre?

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  48. karush

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