Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Academy of Sciences Extra Credit

The Academy of Sciences was incredible! The imax presentation of colliding planets was particularly memorable.

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Friday, November 8, 2013

Outline for third term paper

-Both animated films and live action, despite their efforts toward realism, require us to suspend our belief with certain aspects of physics.  For example, in The Return of the King, after Frodo and Sam destroy the ring, Mount Doom entirely erupts and rivers of lava flow past them as they rest on a rock above the flow.  According to thermal laws of physics, it would be impossible for Frodo and Sam to remain alive in such an environment, due to all of the principles of heat flow, conduction, convection and radiation.  Similarly, Aladdin's escape from the Cave of Wonders in Disney's 1992 classic would be rather implausible, compounded by the fact that he was in a closed space, despite the speed at which he was flying.

-Heat flow

-How each of these principles creates an inhospitable environment for the characters.
-How the situations could have been made plausible.

-Conclusions regarding plausibility in both animation and live action