How Sonic Beat Gravity! | The Science of... Sonic the Hedgehog

18 juuni 2020
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There is no end to the things we can about in the Sonic universe. Today, Austin is taking the reins on calling out the insane things that happen in the franchise... like the loop-de-loops he runs! How does Sonic run upside down? Is it safe? Does he actually run fast enough that this would work? Make sure your shoelaces are tied Theorists, because we've gotta go fast!
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  • Doesn't matpat do the videos

    Kiran BharukaKiran Bharuka3 päeva tagasi
  • Even tough I’m zoomer, I played this sonic game

    filip_boucekfilip_boucek12 päeva tagasi
  • I never noticed until recent that sonic's feet run in a circular motion like a wheel unlike how anything in reality runs, so sonic is near always moving in a wheel.

    Cole sneadCole snead15 päeva tagasi
  • In the comics Sonic's speed is "incalculable". He becomes an embodiment of chaos capable of warping reality to his whims. So Sonic and science have a turbulent relationship at best.

    JoDarryl GoneJoDarryl Gone18 päeva tagasi
  • 14:29 "I'm starting to doubt this guy can make this loop at all. You little liar."

    JoDarryl GoneJoDarryl Gone18 päeva tagasi
  • Wow I haven't heard of jerks since high school, but I see them everyday. Huh.

    JoDarryl GoneJoDarryl Gone18 päeva tagasi
  • Austin: its simple me: yay :D Austin: *inales* me: o shi-

    EnderMarty 191EnderMarty 19124 päeva tagasi
  • I played to toejam and earl

    Shit DangShit Dang25 päeva tagasi
  • Here’s a theory: How would Sonic’s boost affect him?

    Saviss MahmoudiSaviss Mahmoudi26 päeva tagasi
  • Here’s a question,”how does the rocket jumper and sticky jumper from TF2 work?”

    sansmaster3345sansmaster334526 päeva tagasi
  • your pepsi max conspiracy is false. took 5 seconds of googling. LIES AUSTIN LIES

    Bob ThomasBob Thomas26 päeva tagasi
  • 'about two sonics in radius' Flashback to shoddycast plasma rifle measurement of a super mutant behemoth

    Lucius MaroncelliLucius Maroncelli26 päeva tagasi
  • Nintendo fans must be eliminated

    Sarp SoysalSarp Soysal27 päeva tagasi
  • Omg omg omg he didn't play the opera music yay!!!!

    weston 456weston 45628 päeva tagasi
  • I’m disappointed you put sonic in Nintendo theory’s I mean come on Sonics sony

    Art of the RArt of the R28 päeva tagasi
  • Austin teaches math in an ultimately better and more fun way than any school ever.

    Ruben ZanzusRuben Zanzus28 päeva tagasi
  • Whatever calculations he does is why I hated physics as a kid. But I love science.

    Jithin JacobJithin Jacob29 päeva tagasi
  • 15:58 WAIT! I just got back. Can you repeat all that?

    Jessica EvansJessica EvansМісяць tagasi
  • Eggman:"Our time has passed Sonic"

    Markus PhoenixMarkus PhoenixМісяць tagasi
  • Am I the only one how released that this video is in the Nintendo video section

    aquajet21aquajet21Місяць tagasi
  • What if our perspective of the game is slowed down to so that we can actually manage to see what's going on, and while we see him running slowly, it's only because it's slowed down to make the game playable?

    Terence ClutteyTerence ClutteyМісяць tagasi
  • 2:45 what song is it?

    ThatEcchiLoliconThatEcchiLoliconМісяць tagasi
  • wonder if when we play the sonic games, the whole thing is done through some sort of time dilation~ hence why all those rocket cars and robots and swinging ball chains and this super sonic hedgehog are even remotely controllable/avoidable given how fast he moves outside of most playable media. though this would mess up the gravity even more than it has already.. so probably would balance it out, or make it worse.

    Tracker AliasTracker AliasМісяць tagasi
  • Wait but isn't our gravity 10 not 1 g?

    MaksiksMaksiksМісяць tagasi
  • sonic actually slows down so that kids don't get seizures

    LiamLiamМісяць tagasi

    Farhan MahmudFarhan MahmudМісяць tagasi
  • Hey, why did you take out the rant?!

    Jonathan MathenyJonathan MathenyМісяць tagasi
  • 11:32 180 - 44 = 135? maybe it's different for ° but i'd have thought the answer would be 136

    Blue RogueBlue RogueМісяць tagasi
  • Why is this in Nintendo theories lol

    SmellTheLSmellTheLМісяць tagasi
  • I love how one of my favorite things to listen to while doing my math homework to remind me there is always something more annoying than it.

    Idon'tknowwhattoputhere 10Idon'tknowwhattoputhere 10Місяць tagasi
  • I recently started rewatching Sonic X, and I am now incredibly curious at how strong Knuckles is (he punched through trees and broke a metal robot in half), and how tough do Sonic and Knuckles have to be in order to withstand the force of falling out of an airplane and landing on ground with no slowing? Could you please do 1 or 2 videos over these?

    interdimensional Nerdinterdimensional NerdМісяць tagasi
  • Gravity as a topic got me thinking about something.... Warhammer 40k titans. Witch could stand, wich could move, and wich would have their legs crumple like a soda can on a jocks forehead in a 80's flick.

    Sam FishSam FishМісяць tagasi
  • S A N I C

    Shikido SanShikido SanМісяць tagasi
  • Holy crap! Someone actually remembers Lufia! Its still my favorite nostalgia game.

    Kevin GagneKevin GagneМісяць tagasi
  • we want matpat austin matpat not you your stupid stupid! give us matpat

    Shandee Theresa CastroShandee Theresa CastroМісяць tagasi
  • Hey Austin, you made a error in your potential energy calculation at around 13.:40. You used the full diameter of the loop for how heigh he had lifted his weight, that is incorrect, unless the soles of his feet are the only thing weighing anything. Instead you should have used how much he moves his Center Of Mass up. Assuming that he have a COM at 60% height (like a human) he only raises his COM 2,86 meters, not 4,06 meters. Given his weird shape, it wouldn't be surprising if the COM where even higher, giving a even lower potential energy. Edit: At a COM of 60%, he would "only" have to run 12,9 m/s.

    macnofmacnofМісяць tagasi
  • Austin's little "Oh dear" when he was reading out the patron names is just my constant mood

    Jessica BurroughsJessica BurroughsМісяць tagasi
  • What if when playing the game you are seeing in a different frame of reference like time is speed up for him

    df Santadf SantaМісяць tagasi
  • What's the song called at the end it's amazing.

    Abel Aguilar-AcostaAbel Aguilar-AcostaМісяць tagasi
  • Why is this put in Nintendo theory’s?

    GSS // Goofy Stuff StudiosGSS // Goofy Stuff StudiosМісяць tagasi
  • I only just became a Theorist, but I gotta say, I need more Austin 🤣

    Randy ChavezJrRandy ChavezJr2 місяці tagasi
  • Love the music. Cellos?

    remmy100remmy1002 місяці tagasi
  • Just starting my second year of Astronomy, Space Science and Astrophysics. This is fun and helpful.

    Fahimus AlimusFahimus Alimus2 місяці tagasi
  • Is it just me being to stupid to understand this or do other peoples brain also shut off when listening to Austin doing math

    Brian RomeroBrian Romero2 місяці tagasi
  • That breath before he started busting math doe

    Soundwave is lifeSoundwave is life2 місяці tagasi
  • Sonic: **exists** Theorists: *Why are you running?*

    Evan VandenbergEvan Vandenberg2 місяці tagasi
  • well sonic if he runs for you with his speed of light the game will not be playable for humans then

    SAMOLARISSAMOLARIS2 місяці tagasi
  • I freaking ADORE THE CLASSICAL MUSIC Austin has in the background, play the music from Laputa Castle in the sky!

    Salt MarieSalt Marie2 місяці tagasi
  • 1:20 gets flashbacks to the music that played

    the emotional meadow friend.the emotional meadow friend.2 місяці tagasi
  • ?

    nicole bnicole b2 місяці tagasi
  • wait but what if the way we see sonic is slowed down but in reality he’s running the speed of light? that means we are looking at what sonic looks at when time is slowed down. that’s why he can run a full loop by only running the same speed a human can run

    Erica CorbertErica Corbert2 місяці tagasi
  • Good question Austin, why did you put nuggets? 14:02

    Chickenwang24Chickenwang242 місяці tagasi
  • Classic sonic is shorter that modern sonic you completely forgot that in your theory making it useless because your using classics sonic sprites

    Golden Boy BennyGolden Boy Benny2 місяці tagasi
  • Senic teh hachhug

    Tom PlatypusTom Platypus2 місяці tagasi
  • I was half convinced for a moment that Austin did a plug for Frank’s Red Hot Because I got an ad at 7:38 just after he said the first everything.

    SomeRandomGuySomeRandomGuy2 місяці tagasi
  • That's why sonic can do it cus his running motions of his legs going in circles. And because of how quickly sonic moves his legs it's like his legs are one gaint wheel

    Matthew CliffordMatthew Clifford2 місяці tagasi
    • Oh gee that’s scary

      Salt MarieSalt Marie2 місяці tagasi
  • Lufia II was the first brand new game I owned

    Dragon ElixionDragon Elixion2 місяці tagasi
  • Where’s Matt pat

    Dylan TothDylan Toth2 місяці tagasi
  • Whenever a game theory video has austin and not matpat I just leave... At least I could stand this one

    Marawan ElbalalMarawan Elbalal2 місяці tagasi
  • sorry for spamming but come on i hate liers!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Lev LevLev Lev2 місяці tagasi
  • 5:27 he says got taken down what a azhole dude he is lying he said the video got tacken down but watch this, so he was just lazy to do the math

    Lev LevLev Lev2 місяці tagasi
  • now stop lying that it got tooken down and go do the phisics

    Lev LevLev Lev2 місяці tagasi
  • now mister if you stop lying and actualy do the math you'l seee that well calculate watch and compare sonic with this video

    Lev LevLev Lev2 місяці tagasi
    • Probs couldn’t find it

      Salt MarieSalt Marie2 місяці tagasi
    • Chill

      Salt MarieSalt Marie2 місяці tagasi
  • Don't waste your time with this video.

    triniti kornelitriniti korneli2 місяці tagasi
  • Really like the music in Austin's videos

    Paul DebaeckerPaul Debaecker2 місяці tagasi
  • Nobody play 11:08 at 2× speed

    smuglety teslasmuglety tesla2 місяці tagasi
  • What should be considered is the fact that the centripetal force increases the force Sonic is able to exert onto the ground which in turn increases the tractive capabilities of his shoes, which seem to be quite slippery at "ordinary" gravity (which is nice if you don't need much comfort and can use the reduced deformative losses to reach higher speeds)

    Otto KnabeOtto Knabe2 місяці tagasi
  • Why is this in the Nintendo theories Playlist lol

    Ruby [Leggy]Ruby [Leggy]2 місяці tagasi
  • dear Video makers, some sounds are AWFL, like voices.

    no gono go2 місяці tagasi
  • So that means im a elite gamer beacuse i play the games of 1992 and he play 1995 games?

    John Michael AlayanJohn Michael Alayan2 місяці tagasi
  • 7:08 the equation to calculate the minimum velocity an object must be travelling at the top of a loop to not fall is v=sqrt(g*R), being g gravity and R the radio of the loop. This comes from the centripetal acceleration equation (in this case that acceleration is gravity): a= (v^2)/R

    Daniel Segarra LabradorDaniel Segarra Labrador2 місяці tagasi
  • 8:23 Are you sure about your gravity formula ? I didn't run the calculs but to me, falling 6.58m in 0.783s seems very close to our good old falling 9.807m in 1s, which is the gravity on Earth. How do we jump from here to 21.43m/s2 ?

    zorazora0zorazora02 місяці tagasi
  • Holy crap, we had echo on sega too.. forgot all about it o.o'

    PSPiratePSPirate2 місяці tagasi
  • *nugget*

    Mim FMim F2 місяці tagasi
  • Lol i never realized how much math went into games lol i just always assumed game magic

    Marissa S.Marissa S.3 місяці tagasi
  • Normal people: Sanic the Heghorg Me: *GOOOORG PAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAG !*

    Sandy LimonSandy Limon3 місяці tagasi
  • Hey we did this in physics!

    Stinker 182Stinker 1823 місяці tagasi
  • What if they slowed time in the game so that we could see? The enemies do be kinda slow tho

    jeramy vazquezjeramy vazquez3 місяці tagasi
  • I played judge dredd before I saw the movie... I actually, till now, thought the movie was a game tie-in.

    Angel DarkAngel Dark3 місяці tagasi
  • The 4th theriost channel should be Book theory, body theory, tech theory, nature theory, fnaf theory "because you need an entire channel for fnaf lol", horror theory, nerd theory, EEworld theory, Disney theory, animal theory, furniture theory, human theory, politics theory, space theory, human emotions theory, economic theory, history theory, and my personal favorite conspiracy theory!

    Johnny RobinsonJohnny Robinson3 місяці tagasi
  • Would the physics change if you would do a "wall run" and a flip afterwards?

    softicesoftice3 місяці tagasi
  • Well Austin I didn’t play judge dred but I played cod 4 on the Nintendo ds

    Panzer Of the lakePanzer Of the lake3 місяці tagasi
  • 🤯🤯🤯🤯🤯🤯

    Pepper ProductionsPepper Productions3 місяці tagasi
  • In other words, Sonic needs to go to 0 to 60 (kph) before he hits that loop. Also, assuming that you haven't seen this, I watched Kyle Hill analysis of this same topic here: Also, according to him, roller coaster loops are oblong or elliptical so that the passengers in the coaster won't faint from the centrifugal forces. Even Kyle taught about that.

    Patrick SarmientoPatrick Sarmiento3 місяці tagasi
  • me: ah matpat released a new video (click) Video: (music plays) hi, it's me Austin. me: Noooooo.

    psionx1psionx13 місяці tagasi
  • I’m NOT a fan of Sonic but I love seeing the psychics of it

    TurbulenceTurbulence3 місяці tagasi
  • 1:16 do I need a explanation

    DrGamerDrGamer3 місяці tagasi
  • 180 - 34= 146

    Gideon 72Gideon 723 місяці tagasi
  • 7:10 you're using the wrong formula here; you can see that pretty clearly if you look at the units of each side of the equasion. The g should be multiplied by R, not divided by it

    Netser IvryNetser Ivry3 місяці tagasi
  • Look at Sonic 06 (the original one. not ChaosX remaster)...mhh...yes...the air is made of gravity.

    Romain VeyrandRomain Veyrand3 місяці tagasi

    Kris PichardoKris Pichardo3 місяці tagasi
  • But isn’t classic sonic able to move his feet in both circles like in sonic 1 2 or mania and in a figure eight such as in the comics and cd? I don’t know if that would change anything just thought I would ask because I feel like it would change how it would work.

    Stroh_The Derrick ShowStroh_The Derrick Show3 місяці tagasi
  • Could anyone tell me what the first background theme is?

    frid gyfrid gy3 місяці tagasi
  • Con you do Dead by daylight killers?

    Kam StrKam Str3 місяці tagasi
  • Whats the music called 2:40

    Sans windingsSans windings3 місяці tagasi
  • Me listening to the math, What?

    Quartz CleffQuartz Cleff3 місяці tagasi
  • Why Is This On The Nintendo Theories Playlist

    TTDA StudiosTTDA Studios3 місяці tagasi
  • Sonic doesn't feel vertigo because ...... Chaos Power.

    M. ShilandarM. Shilandar3 місяці tagasi
  • Ooh sonic Oh Austin... No hate in Austin of course

    AemAem3 місяці tagasi
  • I noticed a bit of an error in calculating Sonic’s minimum required velocity to pass through a loop-de-loop. Velocity is NOT measured correctly in terms of . You said v=sqrt(G/r). And while it is true that velocity is measured in “m/s”, if we ignore the actual numbers and focus on the units themselves, we find this. G (Gravitational acceleration) - measured in “m/s^2” r (Radius of loop) - measured in “m” v (Sonic’s minimum required velocity) - measured in “m/s” m/s = sqrt(m/s^2 / m) m/s = sqrt(1/s^2) “m” divides out (or cancels out) m/s ≠ 1/s v=sqrt(G*r) m/s = sqrt(m/s^2 * m) m/s = sqrt(m^2/s^2) m/s=m/s Therefore v=sqrt(21.43m/s^2*2.03m)≈6.596m/s (I rounded off the thousandths)

    Ryan WilsonRyan Wilson3 місяці tagasi