Maths in the Movies: Unstoppable (E-book only)
Maths in the Movies: Unstoppable (E-book only)

Maths in the Movies: Unstoppable (E-book only)

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Unstoppable is a 2010 disaster film somewhat inspired by a real life story of a runaway freight train and the attempts to stop it. It involves a number of action-filled scenes that contain key mathematical concepts, including a potentially catastrophic derailment on a turn.

Format: 8 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: ASSESSING THE LOAD
  • MATH SCENARIO 2: A MISSILE THE SIZE OF THE CHRYLSER BUILDING
  • MATH SCENARIO 3: CHASING DOWN THE TRAIN
  • MATH SCENARIO 4: SAFE CORNERING SPEED
  • REAL LIFE EXAMPLE – CSX 8888 INCIDENT AND RUNAWAY RAMPS

Curriculum Codes: ACMMG108 | ACMMG160 | ACMMG195 | ACMEM086 | ACMMG199 | ACMMM132 | ACMMM135