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Date: 05/24/11 01:30 PM

36 Responses to Physics With My Little Pony

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    kitteh9lives Female 70 & Over
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    May 24, 2011 at 7:41 am
    Link: Physics With My Little Pony - This awesome nerd gives an awesome physics presentation using My Little Pony. Wonder if he got an `A`?
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    Slider388 Male 18-29
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    May 24, 2011 at 2:05 pm
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    MightyPeanut Male 30-39
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    May 24, 2011 at 2:06 pm
    Questions FINALLY answered!
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    masyak Male 18-29
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    May 24, 2011 at 2:09 pm
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    tedgp Male 30-39
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    May 24, 2011 at 2:15 pm
    anything that includes my little pony is fail.
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    human_exile Male 13-17
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    May 24, 2011 at 2:16 pm
    i hope he gets a good grade on it
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    teddyboy11 Male 18-29
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    May 24, 2011 at 2:25 pm
    This is a fine example of students who actually excel in post high school education. Creative and fun approach to an assignment, while using science and facts to support an argument.
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    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
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    May 24, 2011 at 2:26 pm
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    MrMalice Male 18-29
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    May 24, 2011 at 2:26 pm
    Directly from the info box on the video:
    "Yes, it has happened. "Physical Impossibilities in My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic." For our project, we had to find three scenes from any movie or TV show and use physics to find out if something was or wasn`t possible. I got 100% on it."
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    Quackor Male 18-29
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    May 24, 2011 at 2:36 pm
    but if the pony is accelerating too fast then a sonic boom and a rainbow boom can happen at almost the same time!
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    MrYouKnow Male 13-17
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    May 24, 2011 at 2:49 pm
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    danky Male 18-29
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    May 24, 2011 at 2:52 pm
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    Ontario Male 18-29
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    May 24, 2011 at 2:53 pm
    I could of never done that
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    duckflash Female 13-17
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    May 24, 2011 at 3:39 pm
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    lauriloo Female 40-49
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    May 24, 2011 at 3:56 pm
    as a professional presentation designer, I have to comment that one should never use a bullet point as a place to put EVERYTHING you intend to say. Put a few words as a key phrase for the bullet and then say what that phrase means. So, A+ for creativity but C for abuse of slideware.
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    ruthless1990 Female 18-29
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    May 24, 2011 at 4:18 pm
    ohhh how i miss simple physics, iv got a fluid dynamics exam in two days, fml...
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    dork649 Male 18-29
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    May 24, 2011 at 4:26 pm
    A-, for mixing metric and imperial units (kg + inch? Ack.)
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    cobrakiller Male 18-29
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    May 24, 2011 at 4:29 pm
    so full of win, i cant stand it. one of the few reasons i wish i had stayed in physics instead of jumping over to biology all those years ago.
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    Spider_sol Male 18-29
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    May 24, 2011 at 4:49 pm
    Agree with dork649 on kg and in mixture along with Area being shown in in^3!??

    Sad Panda.
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    whyme73 Male 18-29
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    May 24, 2011 at 4:51 pm
    He is forever alone.
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    ForSquirel Male 30-39
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    May 24, 2011 at 5:25 pm
    I hope he got an A. That was fun.
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    JoeYC Male 18-29
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    May 24, 2011 at 5:32 pm
    one of the first rules of power point presentations.. dont read it word for word
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    danthew Male 18-29
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    May 24, 2011 at 5:38 pm
    Yay, physics!
    I`m not convinced by his argument for the butterflies. I don`t think their mass should be the limiting factor, time should be. The butterflies will each exert a tiny force on the pony. Together the total force will be not so tiny, but still tiny. F = m dv/dt. This means that the force the butterflies exert will be equal to the mass of the pony times the rate of change of the velocity of the pony. If the force is tiny then the time taken for the change in velocity (ie the time taken to decelerate the pony from terminal velocity to 0) must be large. The only error in the cartoon is that the time taken is far too small. Giving the butterflies extreme mass doesn`t do anything if the rate of change of the ponies velocity is the same.

    @ruthless What uni you at?
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    May 24, 2011 at 5:48 pm

    I give him an `F`.
    Completely failed account for actual `Rainbooms`

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    argenteus Male 18-29
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    May 24, 2011 at 6:22 pm
    Yep, I was thinking the same thing danthew, haha. Math major @ Duke.
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    Skittzo Female 18-29
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    May 24, 2011 at 7:24 pm
    That was awesome and got the kid into math! Always fun when you can do that!
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    SLC77 Male 13-17
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    May 24, 2011 at 7:51 pm
    i appreciated his effort.
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    IseeingI2I Male 18-29
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    May 24, 2011 at 10:09 pm
    he forgot to mention at such a swift deceleration that fluttershy would essentially in non technical terms "splat" similar to that of which a person would hitting pavement
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    joosen52 Male 18-29
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    May 25, 2011 at 12:42 am
    Also on the third clip; the sudden deceleration would have produced so many G`s that the pony wouldn`t survive, or at the very least caused severe damage.

    @Gerry1of1 that`s exhaust from the jet engine refracting the light. But nice try.
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    beternal Male 18-29
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    May 25, 2011 at 3:35 am
    I`m no physics expert but something I think should be factored in too...

    The seesaw one... to get a height that was achieved, the initial falling pony would practically be falling onto a flat surface from a great height and the ground impact would have broken its legs... but conversely, the sudden acceleration of pony2 would have shattered its legs assuming it was standing at that time- or the immediate acceleration would have compressed its body (G-force?) - into a splat

    Correct me if I`m wrong?
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    janus_games Male 18-29
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    May 25, 2011 at 4:01 am
    Only problem I had was the butterflies. If your pony had a relatively small area underneath it, you would have a much lower mass proportional in size to the area under a real horse.

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    Justin9235 Male 18-29
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    May 25, 2011 at 5:41 am
    That was awesome! And no pony2 in the seesaw wouldn`t have broken it`s legs. Imagine it like being in a roller coaster that goes from 0 to 60 in about a half a second.. the back of the coaster supports your body and you gain momentum over time rather than in the course of .0001 seconds, just like the seesaw underneath her would. However pony one definitely would have broken something. Sudden deceleration is much harder on the body because it happens much quicker and your body take all the force.

    I`m not a physics expert either, so sorry if that sounded a little jumbled.
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    AngryYouth Male 18-29
    734 posts
    May 25, 2011 at 3:46 pm
    I give this an A.
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    thedragslay Female 18-29
    60 posts
    May 25, 2011 at 6:36 pm
    Bronies unite. IAB is now 20% cooler.
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    han5nah Female 13-17
    735 posts
    May 25, 2011 at 7:50 pm
    I want to marry this man. He is 20% cooler than the average man, and I would love and tolerate the poo out of him!
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    deathxtra Male 13-17
    2791 posts
    May 29, 2011 at 9:59 am
    Jeah, bronies.

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