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Projectile Motion in the movie Matrix?

  1. Jun 6, 2013 #1
    I need to prove that the scene where Neo jumps off the cliff in the Matrix is wrong. Obviously he can do that because he is not in this world. But using projectile motion, how would I prove that its wrong? Which equations do i need to use?
     
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  3. Jun 6, 2013 #2

    russ_watters

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  4. Jun 6, 2013 #3
    I need to prove that the scene in the Matrix defy physics (the projectile motion part)
     
  5. Jun 7, 2013 #4

    sophiecentaur

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    Do a graph of his displacement with time (freeze frames and using a ruler) and see
    1. If it fits a parabolic curve
    2. What value of g it implies

    You can be sure it was not done fit real Physics but to look good (same as all the other great effects in the films). Films are not Science, they are out of the heads of (sometimes) gifted movie makers.
     
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