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Posted by **MOvie Guru** on Monday, December 31, 2007 at 4:41pm.

- Film and Physics -
**Damon**, Monday, December 31, 2007 at 5:08pmYou have me pretty puzzled.

I am not familiar with these characters and their abilities so I am having trouble visualizing what would happen.

Now the First Law says that your friend Sam will keep right on going at the same speed unless an external force acts on him. That force would have to come from Prime's hand.

Then the Second Law says that the force acting on Sam is equal to the rate of change of Sam's momentum. If Sam has mass Msam and was moving at speed V in meters per second when he hit Prime's hand and he stops in one meter then

Average force on Sam Force = Msam (V-0)/time to stop Sam

Now we can figure out the time to stop Sam. The average speed during the stop is (V-0)/2 or .5 V

the distance to stop is one meter

so the time to stop Sam is 1 meter/.5 V

or t = 2/V

so the average force on Sam is

Msam (V^2/2) Newtons if he stops in one meter

Now you can make a guess at Msam in Kg.

You can figure out V from the height he fell from at acceleration 9.8 m/s^2

height = (1/2)9.8 t^2 solve for time in air

then V = 9.8 t

The Third Law says the force on Prime will be equal and opposite to the force on Sam.

- Film and Physics -
**Alexis**, Monday, December 31, 2007 at 6:19pmAnd now, you have me puzzled. Thanks anyways, I appreciate it!

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