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Title: The Physics Classroom: Energy Transformation on a Roller Coaster
Url: http://www.physicsclassroom.com/mmedia/energy/ce.cfm
Creator: Henderson, Tom
Publisher: Physics Classroom
Description: Created by Tom Henderson of Physics Classroom.com, this page features an animated roller coaster with two loops. Energy bar graphs show the transformation of energy from potential to kinetic as the roller coaster descends the initial hill. As the car continues on the track, users can visualize how kinetic energy is dependent upon an object's mass and its speed. This animation is an example of a system in which TME (Total Mechanical Energy) remains the same during the course of the motion. This lesson is part of a collection of online tutorials for high school physics students.
LC Classification: Geography. Anthropology. Recreation -- Recreation. Leisure -- Recreation. Leisure -- Amusement parks, amusement park resorts, etc. -- Amusement devices -- Individual devices, A-Z -- Roller coasters
Science -- Physics -- Force and energy (General)
Science -- Physics -- Force and energy (General) -- Study and teaching. Research -- Energy transfer
Science -- Physics -- Study and teaching. Research
GEM Subject: Science -- Physics
Key Concept: Physics -- Force
Physics -- Kinetic energy
Physics -- Potential energy
Physics -- Work
Date Issued: 2009
Resource Type: Instructional Materials
Lesson Plans
MovingImage (DCMI Type Vocabulary)
Science Materials
Teaching Guides
Format: flash
Audience: College/University Instructors
Higher Education
Secondary Education
Technical School First Cycle
Technical School Second Cycle
University First Cycle
University Second Cycle
Vocational Training
Language: English
Rights: The Physics Classroom
Access Rights: Free access
Source: comPADRE
Full Record Views: 16
Resource URL Clicks: 2
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