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Action Scenes in movies that depict projectile motion?

  1. Sep 12, 2008 #1
    Action Scenes in movies that depict projectile motion??

    What are some actions scenes in movies or cartoons that depict projectile motion? This is for a physics project but I can't think of any good scenes to do. I would do the tunnel-helicopter scene in Die Hard 4 but the ramp isn't frictionless...
     
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  3. Sep 12, 2008 #2
    Re: Action Scenes in movies that depict projectile motion??

    Any scene where a guy jumps from the roof of one building to a lower building.
     
  4. Sep 12, 2008 #3
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    I'm a bit weird, so I'd probably try to pick a scene no one else would do. there isn't a movie that doesn't have some sort of projectile motion. Baseballs, cannonballs, spit, bullets. I'd probably do a spit scene. They probably spit in Bull Durham I just saw a movie where some guy spits a big brown tobacco spit and kills a bug. I can't remember what it was though
     
  5. Sep 12, 2008 #4

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    Re: Action Scenes in movies that depict projectile motion??

    The Exorcist.
     
  6. Sep 12, 2008 #5
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    good one
     
  7. Sep 12, 2008 #6
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    Need for speed
     
  8. Sep 12, 2008 #7

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    Re: Action Scenes in movies that depict projectile motion??

    Simply measure (or estimate) the height of her mouth. Measure (or estimate) the landing point for the vomit. Use the projectile vomiting equation (SUVAT equation for you Brits) to calculate the velocity of the vomit as it leaves her mouth.
     
  9. Sep 12, 2008 #8
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    The roadrunner and coyote cartoon depicts projectile motion in virtually every episode.
     
  10. Sep 12, 2008 #9
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    If I wasn't such a gentleman I'd suggest a porno. You can usually find some projectile motion in one of them.
     
  11. Sep 12, 2008 #10

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    Re: Action Scenes in movies that depict projectile motion??

    What was that mountain movie, where they guy makes a ridiculous jump across a chasm? Was that Vertical Limit?
     
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