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A topless roller coaster

by: Arthur Eisenkraft and Larry D. Kirkpatrick

Up to now, all of the roller coasters of the world use a continuous track. But that does not restrict our imagination. In this chapter, we imagine that the top portion of the track is removed in a vertical loop, creating the so-called "topless roller coaster." This combines the physics of circular motion in a gravitational field with that of projectile motion.

Level

High School

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Type Book ChapterPub Date 1/1/2006Stock # PB198X_8

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