May the 4th be with you! If you’re hitching a ride on the Millennium Falcon today, you should know a little bit about the bumpy physics of acceleration.
It’s another year and another Star Wars Day—May the 4th be with you. Following my tradition, I’m going to take some element from Star Wars and do some cool physics. For this year’s post, I’m going to look at the end of The Empire Strikes Back. The great thing about using this movie is that it’s so old—more than 40 years—that I don’t have to worry about spoilers. I mean, if you haven’t seen it by now, are you really going to watch it?
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