P4_4 Lord Farquaad's Little Problem

Adam Hammerton, Robert Savage, Thomas Rawlins, Rishan Dev Choudhury


The film \emph{Shrek} introduces the diminutive human called Lord Farquaad as the antagonist to the title character of Shrek, who is an ogre. A solution to Lord Farquaad's height problems is considered using special relativistic effects. Using Shrek's height as a basis, we found that Lord Farquaad would need to accelerate Shrek to a velocity of $0.75c$ to reduce Shrek's height to his own, we then consider the pitfalls associated with this speed such as Shrek being blue-shifted outside of the visible spectrum.

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