Spidey Motion

Zane Thornley, Nearchos Stylandis, Olorunfunmi Adefioye-Giwa


In this paper we test the accuracy of the film makers by calculating the maximum velocity Spiderman is able to swing in a typical situation. We will also use the calculated speed of Spiderman to assess his effectiveness at reaching an urgent crime on the other side of New York City. Our calculations show that Spiderman typically travels up to 68.83 mph and he does so safely.


Film; Physics; Mechanics; Superhero; Spiderman

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