The mechanics of Tom and Jerry!

Head of our maths faculty, Ian Hibbert, gave a fun and interesting talk about how maths (particularly the mechanics branch) can be applied to the much loved children’s cartoons, Tom and Jerry.

Looking at the mishaps of the pair, for example Jerry falling from a cuckoo clock, and assuming certain researched factors such as the time taken to fall and the weight of an average house mouse, Mr Hibbert proved that the clock must have been 176m high!

By the end of the lecture, the pupils were no longer watching the cartoons, but were spotting mathematical conundrums instead.


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