Maths in the Movies: Comet Impact Disaster (E-book only)
A popular disaster movie plotline involves a massive comet or equivalent hitting the earth and causing chaos. Disaster films of this type always contain lots of mathematically-based scenarios, which we’ll get into in this tutorial.
Format: 9 page downloadable .PDF file (check out the image for an overview of the pages).
Contents: Tutorial, worksheet and worked solution.
Math Scenario 1 – Detecting the Comet
Math Scenario 2 – Nuking the Comet
Math Scenario 3 – Outrunning the Tsunami
Real Life Example – Extinction Level Events (E.L.E.)