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Title: Roller Coasters and Amusement Park Physics
Url: https://www.physicsclassroom.com/Class/circles/U6L2b.cfm
Creator: Henderson, Tom
Publisher: Physics Classroom
Description: Created by Tom Henderson of Physics Classroom.com, this resource provides explanations and animations that explore the physics of roller coasters. It is designed as a tutorial for either teacher or learner to be used in conjunction with a unit on amusement park physics. The author uses free-body diagrams and detailed discussion to show how the force of gravity and the normal force act upon the roller coaster as it moves on a straight, curved, or looped track. A short self-test gauges user comprehension as well. This material is part of a larger collection.
LC Classification: Geography. Anthropology. Recreation -- Recreation. Leisure -- Recreation. Leisure -- Amusement parks, amusement park resorts, etc.
Science -- Physics -- Atomic physics. Constitution and properties of matter -- Theories of gravitation
Science -- Physics -- Descriptive and experimental mechanics -- Dynamics. Motion
Science -- Physics -- Force and energy (General)
GEM Subject: Science -- Physics
Key Concept: Physics -- Force
Physics -- Gravity and gravitation
Physics -- Kinetic energy
Physics -- Motion
Physics -- Potential energy
Physics -- Circular motion
Date Issued: 2009
Resource Type: Instructional Material
Instructional Material -- Lesson/Lesson Plan
Instructional Material -- Instructor Guide/Manual
Format: Document -- HTML
Audience: Educator
Education Level: High School
Higher Education
Higher Education -- Undergraduate (Lower Division)
Higher Education -- Undergraduate (Upper Division)
Higher Education -- Technical Education (Lower Division)
Vocational/Professional Development Education
Language: English
Rights: The Physics Classroom
Access Rights: Free access
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