Maths in the Movies: Deep Impact (E-book only)
Maths in the Movies: Deep Impact (E-book only)

Maths in the Movies: Deep Impact (E-book only)

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Deep Impact is a 1998 disaster film, one of two Hollywood blockbuster disaster films released that year (the other was Armageddon starring Bruce Willis). The plot revolves around a teenage astronomer (a young Elijah Wood) who discovers a comet on a collision course with the earth, and the earth’s efforts to avert the disaster.

Disaster films 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.

Topics covered:

  • 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.)

    Curriculum Codes: ACMEM086 | ACMMG224 | ACMNA188 | ACMMM052 | ACMSM119