The Physics of Amusement Park Rides

The Physics of Amusement Park Rides

Streaming Video - 2005
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Want to know where to sit on a roller coaster to get the biggest thrill? In this program, engineers use the principles of physics to design amusement park rides. Viewers will be catapulted along on a roller coaster, slammed into their seats, glued against a wall, shot down a luge course, and swung around on a hellacious ride they call "the corkscrew. As they go, they learn the relationship between kinetic and potential energy, vectors, speed, friction, and acceleration in an exciting real-world format.
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2005], c1986

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