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Dr. Jim Kakalios from the University of Minnesota does a tremendous job talking about the relationship of momentum, impulse, force and time in the context of a Superman comic book.

If you want to learn more about Dr. Kakalios, he was highlighted in a three-part interview last year as part of the Physics In Action podcast. You can download these and other past episodes from the APlusPhysics Podcast Page.

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His book, The Physics of Superheroes, is also a terrific introductory-level book that examines physics from the standpoint of a variety of comic book superheroes. I highly recommend it, and have also had a number of students read it with 100% positive reviews.

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