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    The Physics of Roller Coasters

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    The Physics of Roller Coasters The roller coaster has its beginnings in Russia where during the 1600's. People crafted sleds out of wood and built hills made of ice blocks. The hills had sand at the bottom to help slow down the sleds so they would not crash when they reached the bottom of the hill.1 Over time, the roller coaster has become more complex. They now are taller, faster and are designed out of different materials like wood and steel. Although roller coasters are fun and exciting, the

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    a Roller Coaster To adequately understand the relationship between physics and roller coasters, it is essential to first describe and explain the basic structure of roller coasters. In simple terms, a roller coaster is much like that of a passenger train. To explain, a roller coaster consists of a series of connected cars that move on tracks. However, unlike a train, a roller coaster has no engine, or rather a power source of its own. There are two major types of roller coasters, characterized

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    Roller coaster

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    Have you ever wondered how a roller coaster works? How does an object so big go so fast with no engine? How does it stay on the tracks? How does it stop? And, the other question I have is, what is the difference in the wood roller coasters and the steel roller coasters? I have been going to amusement parks since I was tall enough to ride on a roller coaster. Everyone I know has asked some of the similar questions about roller coasters. In this paper I am hoping to have all these questions

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    Roller Coasters

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    Roller Coasters Roller coasters have come to be one of American’s favorite pastimes. Amusement parks are more popular than ever thanks to the exciting, fast-pace, “scream machine” rides known as roller coasters. Though many people may not know, roller coasters are entirely based upon science, from the speed of the cars to the safety of the ride. For one to understand the thrills as well as fears one experiences on a roller coaster, one must first understand the most basic component of these rides

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    The History of Roller Coasters

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    History of Roller Coasters Everyone remembers their first ride on a roller coaster, an experience of terror, joy and excitement, as you tower over amusement parks going through curves and loops. From wooden wonders and steel coasters to twisters and corkscrews, the great rides began with the Russian ice slides in the 17th century and have developed into the ultimate thrill machines of today. The origins of the roller coaster will probably never be a settled issue, historians and coaster enthusiasts

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    latest, greatest technological frontier. It’s a roller coaster. Since 1804 when the first wheeled roller coaster- called “Les Montagnes Russes”- was constructed in Paris, France, roller coasters have been a staple of adventure and fantasy among children and children-at-heart. But there’s no magic involved with these fantastic creations, there’s a plethora of forces and laws governing their every movement. From kinetic energy to inertia, roller coasters are intricate engineering marvels that function through

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    Roller Coaster Physics

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    Undoubtedly roller coasters are the kings of amusements parks. Whether you enjoy a older, rickety wooden roller coaster with its thrill of positive and negative G's and a fairly wobbly feeling. Or, you prepher something newer, a tube steel roller coaster. A coaster that is faster, one that includes death defying speeds, hairpin turns, and of course the cr�me de la cr�me, loop de loops. However, regardless of you personal tastes and preferences, through exploring this page you will find that all

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    Roller Coaster Physics

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    The very first “roller coasters” were created in Russia in the 1600’s, and were nothing like the typical roller coaster that comes to mind today. People rode down steep ice slides on large sleds made from either wood or ice that were slowed with sand at the end of the ride. These sleds required skill to navigate down the slides, and accidents were frequent. A Frenchman tried to cash in on the popularity of the Russian ice slides by building one in France, but the warm climate quickly ended

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    Roller Coaster Narrative

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    As odd as it sounds a roller coaster did in fact help develop my most important relationship. From as early as I can remember, my family has had the annual tradition of visiting Dorney Park. This trip was always the highlight of my summer and holds some of the most important bonding moments I have with my cousin Nick. The day was always all about us. We sat next to each other on every ride, shared a variety of greasy foods, and most importantly, we rode Steel Force as much as possible. Nick has

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    Roller Coaster Speech

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    In a park near you very soon...there is a roller coaster that has never been seen before. The Looper...The Looper is one of the fastest rollercoasters in all of HersheyPark.When you are riding The Looper you will feel many different feelings you will feel happy, excited, suspended and sad because the ride is going to end. As you are waiting in the line you will be passing a sign that read “Enter if you dare”. You look to see how much of a line is in front of you, and you see about 20-30 people. WHen

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