Gaël asked in Science & MathematicsPhysics · 7 years ago

# Portal (The Game) Physics - If it was real?

Hello, I have a physics assignment involving the conservation of momentum law and want to use a video visual effect example based on the game Portal.

Hypothetically, if you have one portal on a wall and the other on flat on the floor, and then if you jumped in to the one on the floor, what would realistically happen?*

*Note: this question based as if wormholes, like that in Portal, existed.

Thanks!

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• Anonymous
7 years ago

"Portal (The Game) Physics - If it was real?"

"Hello, I have a physics assignment involving the conservation of momentum law and want to use a video visual effect example based on the game Portal."

Ouch. They spend time teaching you in the game how to use conservation of momentum to solve puzzles. Have you not played it?

"Hypothetically, if you have one portal on a wall and the other on flat on the floor, and then if you jumped in to the one on the floor, what would realistically happen?*"

Realistically, you'd be killed before you reached the first portal, due to gravitational stresses. Realistically, you'd smash to your death on the floor on the far side of the 2nd portal, not continue with your line-of-motion oriented normal to the wormhole axis. But that wouldn't be much fun. Momentum derives from the system Universe, so traversal of a portal *must* have you moving roughly in the same direction with respect to the Universe (with some spatial offset causing a small change in final vector, related to the size of the Universe).

"*Note: this question based as if wormholes, like that in Portal, existed."

Just recall the 5th or 6th puzzle in, where you throw a hole down, its mate on a plate above you, so that it shoots you across a gap when you drop.

Plenty of these discussions.

http://forums.thinkingwithportals.com/general-disc...