This category is dedicated to the physics involved in the attractions of amusement parks.
Amusement Park Physics
[ Kids/Teens/Mature Teens ] This interactive exhibit explores how the laws of physics play a role in the design of amusement park rides. Activities in the exhibit invite visitors to design a roller coaster and determine the outcomes of bumper car collisions.
Fearofphysics.com: How to make a Roller Coaster Work
[ Kids/Teens ] Choose from three tracks to see which one would make the best roller coasters, and then watch an animation of your choice.
How Roller Coasters Work
[ Teens/Mature Teens ] Pictures and descriptions of how roller coasters work and the related principles of physics.
MyPhysicsLab: Roller Coaster
[ Kids/Teens/Mature Teens ] Use a Java applet to see how a roller coaster would behave on a variety of shaped tracks.
Physics of Roller Coasters
[ Teens/Mature Teens ] Learn about the history of roller coasters, g-forces, and banking.
Roller Coaster DataBase
[ Teens/Mature Teens ] Searchable database with information and statistics on over 1400 roller coasters throughout the world. Includes news, record holders, and user comments.
Roller Coaster Physics
[ Teens/Mature Teens ] A short introduction to the physics of roller coasters. Includes conservation of energy, friction, and centripetal acceleration.
[ Teens/Mature Teens ] Contains historical photographs, biographies, and an animated film which features an interactive virtual tour that explains the physics of motion.
Wikipedia: Roller Coaster
[ Teens/Mature Teens ] Encyclopedia article contains a description of what it means to be a roller coaster and a short section on coaster mechanics.
Last update:January 5, 2016 at 21:24:04 UTC
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