Do Ewoks pack a punch?

Matthew James PERKINS

Abstract


This paper aims to calculate the force that would be required to knock out a Stormtrooper with a rock thrown by an Ewok. In order to calculate this, the ways in which a person can get knocked out are explored, finding that the best way is to get the head to rotate in a way such that the brain hits the skull. The spin required to knock someone out was assumed, and was used to work out an angular frequency and subsequently a linear velocity. The force was then worked out, using a number of assumptions regarding the mass of a Stormtroopers head, and it was found that a force of 2797 N would be required to knock the Stormtrooper out. Therefore, the Ewok threw the rock with the same force which was 1.4 times stronger than professional featherweight boxers.


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