APS Excellence in Physics Education Award
November 2019

Education Prize Logo
Science SPORE Prize
November 2011

NSF Logo
The Open Source Physics Project is supported by NSF DUE-0442581.

Report Detail Page

Item Picture
written by Rhett J. Allain
Tracker video analysis that looks at Flash from the TV series and Quicksilver from the X-Men movie to estimate which one is faster.  A discussion of the kinematics of the two superheros was posted on the Dot Physics blog for Wired.
2 supplemental documents are available
Subjects Levels Resource Types
Classical Mechanics
- Motion in One Dimension
= Acceleration
= Gravitational Acceleration
= Position & Displacement
= Velocity
- Informal Education
- Middle School
- High School
- Lower Undergraduate
- Instructional Material
= Activity
= Lecture/Presentation
- Reference Material
= Article
- Audio/Visual
= Movie/Animation
Intended Users Formats Ratings
- General Publics
- Learners
- Educators
- application/pdf
- image/jpeg
  • Currently 0.0/5

Want to rate this material?
Login here!

Access Rights:
Free access
© 2014 Rhett Allain
estimation, projectile motion, video analysis
Record Creator:
Metadata instance created November 21, 2014 by Rhett Allain
Record Updated:
November 21, 2014 by Wolfgang Christian
Last Update
when Cataloged:
June 5, 2104
ComPADRE is beta testing Citation Styles!

Record Link
AIP Format
R. Allain, , 2014, WWW Document, (https://www.wired.com/2014/06/whos-faster-flash-or-quicksilver/).
R. Allain, Tracker Video Analysis: Flash vs. Quicksilver, 2014, <https://www.wired.com/2014/06/whos-faster-flash-or-quicksilver/>.
APA Format
Allain, R. (2014). Tracker Video Analysis: Flash vs. Quicksilver. Retrieved December 4, 2022, from https://www.wired.com/2014/06/whos-faster-flash-or-quicksilver/
Chicago Format
Allain, Rhett J.. "Tracker Video Analysis: Flash vs. Quicksilver." 2104. https://www.wired.com/2014/06/whos-faster-flash-or-quicksilver/ (accessed 4 December 2022).
MLA Format
Allain, Rhett J.. Tracker Video Analysis: Flash vs. Quicksilver. 2014. 4 Dec. 2022 <https://www.wired.com/2014/06/whos-faster-flash-or-quicksilver/>.
BibTeX Export Format
@techreport{ Author = "Rhett J. Allain", Title = {Tracker Video Analysis: Flash vs. Quicksilver}, Month = {June}, Year = {2104} }
Refer Export Format

%A Rhett J. Allain %T Tracker Video Analysis: Flash vs. Quicksilver %D June 5, 2104 %U https://www.wired.com/2014/06/whos-faster-flash-or-quicksilver/ %O application/pdf

EndNote Export Format

%0 Report %A Allain, Rhett J. %D June 5, 2104 %T Tracker Video Analysis: Flash vs. Quicksilver %8 June 5, 2104 %U https://www.wired.com/2014/06/whos-faster-flash-or-quicksilver/

Disclaimer: ComPADRE offers citation styles as a guide only. We cannot offer interpretations about citations as this is an automated procedure. Please refer to the style manuals in the Citation Source Information area for clarifications.

Citation Source Information

The AIP Style presented is based on information from the AIP Style Manual.

The APA Style presented is based on information from APA Style.org: Electronic References.

The Chicago Style presented is based on information from Examples of Chicago-Style Documentation.

The MLA Style presented is based on information from the MLA FAQ.

Save to my folders


Similar Materials

OSP Projects:
Open Source Physics - EJS Modeling
Physlet Physics
Physlet Quantum Physics
STP Book