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    Some geek talk about Physics

    Since I'm not good at Physics, I have some troubles with understanding what the guys are talking about. The coversation comes from "The Amazing Spider-Man" if that helps. There is no previous context, the scene starts like that so there's no more tips I can give you...

    - Extraordinary velocity vector is a function of both mass and acceleration.
    - Please, you are the one who knows best that weight above any pendulum has no effect on sling state.
    - It doesn't effect frequency but is totally a factor in momentum.

    So, the first sentence is pretty much understandable even for a moron like me but what do the other two mean? I know what weight is but what is pendulum in this exact context? Is it the weight swinging freely? But what would mean "above any pendulum", then? And what is the sling state? The mentioned weight swinging freely (pendulum state in other words)?

    I've looked up the definitions, I think my thought process is pretty much valid but I'd like a new set of eyes on it.

    Thank you in advance and sorry for every mistake I've made.

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    Re: Some geek talk about Physics

    Quote Originally Posted by bud-bar View Post
    Since I'm not good at Physics, I have some troubles with understanding what the guys are talking about. The coversation comes from "The Amazing Spider-Man" if that helps. There is no previous context, the scene starts like that so there's no more tips I can give you...

    - Extraordinary velocity vector is a function of both mass and acceleration.
    - Please, you are the one who knows best that weight above any pendulum has no effect on sling state.
    - It doesn't effect frequency but is totally a factor in momentum.

    So, the first sentence is pretty much understandable even for a moron like me but what do the other two mean? I know what weight is but what is pendulum in this exact context? Is it the weight swinging freely? But what would mean "above any pendulum", then? And what is the sling state? The mentioned weight swinging freely (pendulum state in other words)?

    I've looked up the definitions, I think my thought process is pretty much valid but I'd like a new set of eyes on it.

    Thank you in advance and sorry for every mistake I've made.
    I suspect that it is nonsense that you aren't expected to understand. It's supposed to sound like geek talk that the audience can't understand. That effect would be lost if you did understand it. So, it has to be somewhat credible-sounding nonsense.

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    Re: Some geek talk about Physics

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    I agree with Raymott. In fact, I have seen The Amazing Spider-Man and all the science talk was pretty out there. If you're still interested in finding out whether any of it makes any sense, your best bet would be to ask this question on http://www.physicsforums.com/.

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    Re: Some geek talk about Physics

    That link doesn't seem to work, CS. Could you check it, please?

    Rover

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    Re: Some geek talk about Physics

    This seems to work.

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    Re: Some geek talk about Physics

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    That link doesn't seem to work, CS. Could you check it, please?

    Rover
    The link is fine, but they're apparently experiencing some temporary downtime.

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