Roller Coaster Physics Assignment
am working on getting an app that will let students build a virtual roller coaster. While I'm working on this you should be
researching roller coaster history and physics so you will have a base of knowledge which will allow you to build a safe roller
Research the physics of roller coasters. Your research should include
such topics as:
Evolution of the roller coaster
Potential vs Kinetic energy
Speed vs Acceleration
example, in the 1800's when roller coasters were first developed, they
had the track run down a slope and into a circular verticle loop, which
produced intense g-forces (12) and resulted in snapped necks. So they
built the loops in a more oval shape to reduce g-force.
What is a safe amount of G-force,
both positive and negative?
What role does friction
play in roller coaster design?
What is an ideal
ratio of potential vs kinetic energy?
What is the
relationship between speed and acceleration?
does mass factor into roller coaster design?
These are just some of the questions and topics you need to research.
Collect you information in one place on your Ipad.