Spider-Man Gets a Physics Lesson

The Amazing Spider-Man opens in theaters next week–will there be some spidey-science on the screen? Physicist James Kakalios, author of The Physics of Superheroes, and a science consultant on the movie, breaks down the physics of Spider-Man, and explains why even superheroes need to obey some laws of nature.

In the video below, Kakalios describes The Decay Rate Algorithm, an equation he contributed to The Amazing Spider-Man.

Segment Guests

James Kakalios

James Kakalios is author of The Physics of Superheroes (Gotham Books, 2005) and a physicist at the University of Minnesota. He is based in Minneapolis, Minnesota.