A6_6 The Dark Knight Rises: The Physics of the `Batman Forever' Batmobile

Daniel Watters, Mohammad Nahid Chowdhury, Sunil Mucesh, Darren Nutting


The vertical ascent of the batmobile from rest up the side of a building is assessed using Newtonian mechanics.   We determine the required power to drive up a 26.25m building in 10s to be 20% of the engine's power.  The batmobile is able to drive up the wall dependent on the strength of grip of the tires.

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