# Blog / Deep and profound brain things inside my head

## April 17, 2012 - Cutaway, Infographic, Movie Infographic

EDIT: I didn’t expect this post to become popular and result in some smarter people exposing my awful math.  So here’s a disclaimer: I simplified the scenario, rounding up the g and not taking into account drag coefficient, to see if it was possible to crunch numbers on the run (of course it’s possible, he’s the goddamn Batman). The cape and the fall trajectory have been dramatized for illustrative purposes, but the actual movie sequence mimics free-fall.

Christian Bale is an awesome actor, but did you know that he’s equally awesome at free fall equations?

A follow-up to Bateman Physics, this graphic shows the conclusion of Batman chasing Scarecrow in The Dark Knight:

• gabopump

lol

• gabopump

lol

• Email

10.5 m a floor? seriously???

• http://www.shah3d.com Dehahs

10.5m is the total height. It’s about 4m per floor.

• Email

10.5 m a floor? seriously???

• http://www.shah3d.com Dehahs

10.5m is the total height. It’s about 4m per floor.

• walter

did you mind the batmat-suit friction with air? in the fall, it opes like a hang-glider and maybe it stops a bit

(sorry for my higly-poor english)

• walter

did you mind the batmat-suit friction with air? in the fall, it opes like a hang-glider and maybe it stops a bit

(sorry for my higly-poor english)

• Môreno

Should have taken consideration of friction in the air.

• Môreno

Should have taken consideration of friction in the air.

• Akash

Easy way to calculate:
1/2 mv^2 = mgh
==> v = (2 gh) ^ .5
==> v = (2 X 10 X 10.5) ^ 0.5
==> v = 15m/s on impact

• Akash

Easy way to calculate:
1/2 mv^2 = mgh
==> v = (2 gh) ^ .5
==> v = (2 X 10 X 10.5) ^ 0.5
==> v = 15m/s on impact

• Rwerw

ha this is awesome!

• Rwerw

ha this is awesome!

• Fake

Now calculate the impulse and forces, and conclude whether this is plausible. I did something similar to this for parkour.

• Fake

Now calculate the impulse and forces, and conclude whether this is plausible. I did something similar to this for parkour.

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