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The Physics of Angry Birds

Posted by Diego Fonstad
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on Friday, 01 April 2011
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Teachable Moment: It is important to realize that making science "relevant" doesn't always mean solving real world problems... it can be as simple as showing how proper use of science makes games better.

The article asks the question: 

"But what about the physics? Do the birds have a constant vertical acceleration? Do they have constant horizontal velocity? Let’s find out, shall we? Oh, why would I do this? Why can’t I just play the dumb game and move on. That is not how I roll. I will analyze this, and you can’t stop me."

Follow the reference to find out.

 

References: http://www.wired.com/wiredscience/2010/10/physics-of-angry-birds/

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