P3_4 Honey, I Shrunk the Tank!

Ben Harding, Ricky Kneebone, Jack Acton, Max Harvey


In the 2015 film "Ant-Man", a Russian T-34 tank is shrunk down to the size of a keychain,
during which its mass remains constant. By estimating the change in inter-atomic spacing, and
the resulting increase in Coulomb repulsion between atomic nuclei, the energy required for this
compression is found to be approximately 7.08x10^15 J. This an extremely large amount of energy, making the possibility of such a situation infeasible.

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