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Roller Coaster Physics Assignment

I 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 coaster.

Part 1

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
G-force
Friction

For 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?
How 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.




Go to the link below to learn about kinematics with graphs

Ant Movement Kinematics with Graphs



Read the problem and graph the position over time

An ant moves to the left for the first 2 seconds. Then for the next three seconds it stays still. Then in the next 2 seconds it moves to the right.

Graph the ant's position over time. Where did the ant finish?


Go to the link below to learn about distance vs displacement

Describing Motion with Words

Answer the following questions:

What is the difference between distance and displacement?

A coach walking the sideline stands at the 50 yard line (A). He walks to the 10 yard line (B) and turns around and walks back to the 40 yard line (C). Finally he turns around again and walks to the 20 yard line (D).

What is the distance covered?
What is the displacement?

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