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Green Lantern Physics

Why the Green Lantern could defeat Superman in non-lethal combat
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Robert Gonzales

on 30 August 2013

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Transcript of Green Lantern Physics

Scenario:
Math!
Calculations
Conclusion
Given: Superman's mass=101kg
Acceleration of gravity=9.8m/s/s
In order for the falling body to hit the ground at terminal velocity, the Green Lantern must launch it into the air at its terminal velocity. From a height of 89.777 meters (295 feet), the body would reach a falling speed of 41.948 meters per second (93.8 mi/h).
Green Lanterns' Powers
The Power Ring:
telekinesis
manipulation of fundamental forces
energy/matter construction
flight
force field generation
replication of energy waves (important)
awesomeness
et cetera
Green Lantern Physics Presentation
Robert Gonzales
Period 2

Earth's Green Lantern and Superman enter a quarrel about who has super-heroic jurisdiction over sector 2814 (including Earth). In order to solve this dispute, the two engage in non-lethal combat.
First, Green Lantern emits a radioactive frequency mimicking Kryptonite, Superman's main weakness, preventing the man of steel's flight and various other abilities.
Question: From how high must Superman fall so he hits the ground at terminal velocity?
F(g)=m*a=9.8*101
y
x
U
g
=mgh
K=.5mv^2
Terminal Velocity= (2mg)/((rho)(A)(C ))
rho=air density=1kg/m^3
A=surface area=.75m^2
C =drag coefficient=1.5
d
d
V = (2)(101)(9.8)
T
(1)(.75)(1.5)
=41.948m/s
E =E
0
U =K
g
mgh=.5mv^2
h=(.5v^2)/g
=(.5)(41.948^2)/9.8
89.778 meters
F=ma=Drag-Weight=0
The Green Lantern will now keep the earth safe.
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