By Barry B. Luokkala
The fabric during this publication kinds the foundation of an interdisciplinary, college-level direction, which makes use of technological know-how fiction movie as a automobile for exploring technological know-how thoughts. in contrast to conventional introductory-level classes, the technology content material is prepared based on significant issues in technology fiction, with a planned development from the hugely target and discipline-specific (e.g. Reference Frames; Physics of house trip and Time commute) to the very multi-disciplinary and thought-provoking (e.g. Human Teleportation; technology and Society). Over a hundred references to technology fiction motion pictures and tv episodes are incorporated, spanning greater than a hundred years of cinematic heritage. a few of these are conducive to calculations (solutions included).
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Neither are the James Bond movies typically included in the category of science fiction. 28 2 What Is the Nature of Space and Time? Nevertheless, we can use a couple of scenes from one of the more recent Bond films as a lead-in to a discussion of a very practical, everyday device, which makes use of both special relativity and general relativity. In Tomorrow Never Dies, a demented media mogul attempts to start a war between China and the UK by sinking a British naval vessel in the South China Sea.
Enterprise is buffeted by “ripples in time”—waves of distortion of spacetime, emanating from a previously unexplored planet. Dr. McCoy, responding to a medical emergency on the bridge, accidentally receives an overdose of medication, which induces extreme paranoia. The doctor, followed by several of the crew, beams down to the surface of the planet, where they discover the source of the spacetime distortions: a sentient time portal, which calls itself the Guardian of Forever. The doctor leaps through the portal, into the past, and all of history is changed.
The resulting pressure under one of these ships is the force divided by the area of the disc, or Pressure ¼ force=area, Pressure ¼ mg mmother ship 3r 2attack ship hg ¼ 3 , A r mother ship πr 2attack ship which simplifies to Pressure ¼ mmother ship 3hg : r 3mother ship π In the end, the radius of the attack ship cancels out. All we need to do is to take a guess as to the height, h, of one of the attack ships. 3 Einstein and Relativity 21 of the quantities given in the movie into the same system of units and look up a value for the mass of the moon.