The Physics of Angry Birds

The Physics of Angry Birds




How does physics connect to the game app Angry Birds? Well, physics is all about the general field of science having to deal with character and the similarities of matter and energy. It is based off the seven branches which are mechanics, thermodynamics, groups and vibrations, optics, electromagnetism, relativity, and quantum mechanics. Mechanics focuses on the motion and interaction between objects. Thermodynamics is based off the study of temperature, heat, and energy. groups and vibrations is based off the study off sound, electromagnetic groups, x-ray, and light. Optics focuses on light, lenses, mirrors. Electromagnetism is all about electricity and magnetism. Relativity is the relationship between speed, time, and mass at extreme conditions. Quantum Mechanics is the behavior of subatomic particles, especially electrons. Angry Birds is the most addicting app that was launched in 2009 by a guy named Rovio Entertainment for the Apple company.

The whole concept of the game was produced by Jaakko Lisalo from Finland and the designs were by Markus Tupperainen and Peter Urbanics. The main synopsis is that the pigs are stealing the birds’ eggs causing them to get very angry and turn the wingless birds into the pig structure to demolish them. At the time of development, there was a swine flu sudden increase. There are many different versions of Angry Birds and can be accessed on the computer, tablets, smartphones, and iPhones.

Angry Birds play a part in physics because of the calculations into finding the velocity and distance. Velocity is the rate of an object changing of displacement and it tells the extent and direction that the object is moving. When the bird leaves the catapult, it has a velocity at a certain angle. When it comes to velocity, there are two elements which are the vertical and the horizontal. The vertical part is based off the speeding up due to gravity regularly pulling the bird down closer to the Earth. The horizontal part is continued which method there is no forces repelling on the bird and there is no friction due to air resistance. The gravity will end up slowing down the vertical velocity to zero and it becomes negative. This average that the vertical velocity of the bird will decline from v to 0 upwards. Then increase from 0 downwards. Distance is the total length between two things by a moving independent of the motion.

Now, there are two elements with distance which are vertical and horizontal. The distance travels horizontally which method that the time multiplies the continued speed. To figure out the distance travels vertically, the kinematics formula is needed which is w = v + at.




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