Physics With My Little Pony

Submitted by: kitteh9lives 5 years ago Entertainment

This awesome nerd gives an awesome physics presentation using My Little Pony. Wonder if he got an "A"?
There are 36 comments:
Male 2,788
Jeah, bronies.
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Female 735
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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Female 60
Bronies unite. IAB is now 20% cooler.
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Male 734
I give this an A.
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Male 1,582
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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Male 294
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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Male 2,586
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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Male 206
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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Male 271
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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Male 569
i appreciated his effort.
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Female 185
That was awesome and got the kid into math! Always fun when you can do that!
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Male 265
Yep, I was thinking the same thing danthew, haha. Math major @ Duke.
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Male 37,888

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


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Male 2,121
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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Male 721
one of the first rules of power point presentations.. dont read it word for word
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Male 2,390
I hope he got an A. That was fun.
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Male 469
He is forever alone.
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Male 1,451
Agree with dork649 on kg and in mixture along with Area being shown in in^3!??

Sad Panda.
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Male 7,585
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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Male 11
A-, for mixing metric and imperial units (kg + inch? Ack.)
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Female 3,001
ohhh how i miss simple physics, iv got a fluid dynamics exam in two days, fml...
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Female 1,803
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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Female 570
Awesome!
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Male 229
I could of never done that
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Male 559
brilliant
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Male 1,081
A+
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Male 2,855
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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Male 44
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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Male 25,416
thAT WAS COOL
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Male 101
Lovely.
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.
Primo.
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Male 875
i hope he gets a good grade on it
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Male 3,285
anything that includes my little pony is fail.
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Male 30
tldw
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Male 411
Questions FINALLY answered!
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Male 97
Awesome.
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Female 8,044
Link: Physics With My Little Pony [Rate Link] - This awesome nerd gives an awesome physics presentation using My Little Pony. Wonder if he got an `A`?
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