A Scandal in Belgravia … for whom?

Stephanie Taylor


This paper investigates the observations and deductions made by Sherlock Holmes in the BBC television show Sherlock. Sherlock makes many incredible observations to solve his cases, including spotting dog hairs on a pant leg across the room. This paper uses the angular resolution to determine if Sherlock’s observations are scientifically plausible.


TV programme; Physics; Angular resolution; Vision; Sherlock

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