Sunday, September 6, 2015

Mission Impossible III

Swinging to the Finish

In the movie Agent Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise) needs to get to the roof of a building to infiltrate it and steal a high tech weapon. Agent Hunt soon discovers the only way for him to get in the building is to come in on the roof. He decides to swing on to the other building with a rope. The question is whether or not he would be able to swing from one roof to the other. The building he starts on is 226 meters tall and the one he is swinging to is 162 with a 48 meter gap between them, so in order to make it between buildings he has to have enough rope to swing between the buildings.

The Impossible Leap

In one scene of the movie Agent Hunt needs to jump across a gap in the bridge to catch the escaping villain. So Hunt begins to run and he manages to narrowly catch onto the ledge of the other side of the gap, but is it even possible for him to make it across the gap. From my guess the gap appears to be about 10 meters wide, and to clear that gap Agent Hunt is going to need some amazing long jumping skills.

The Running Man

In one of the last scenes of the movie Agent Hunt is running through Shanghai to rescue his wife. He is being directed by his friend back the agency is directing him on where to go. He is told that he needs to go a mile and a half which is about 2 and a half kilometers through a busy city. In about one minute and 10 seconds Agent Hunt arrives at his destination after running through the city. Now is it even possible to run that fast well if you figure out his speed which is around which means Agent hunt had to run over 30 kilometers a second.

1 comment:

  1. I like the title of your page. No questioning that this is THE blog. Your analysis of the three scenes is a bit minimal, though. For the swing scene, is there anything other than the height of the 2 buildings and the distance between them that you think you would need to know? Is it just a matter of having enough rope? On your 2nd scene, you should have done more analysis. How far can a human jump? What factors affect how far a person can jump? Incidentally, he's not running at 30 km/s. Did you mean 30 m/s?