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Roller Coaster Design Worksheet #4

ROLLER COASTER DETECTIVE

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  1. What is the height, between B and C?
  2. What is the centripetal acceleration at C?
  3. What is the radius of the track at C?
  4. How high is location D?
  5. What is the radius of the track at location D?
  6. How fast is the car traveling at location E?
  7. How far is the spring compressed from its hanging position, x?
  8. If the car traveled up the first hill in 1.2 minutes, then how much power was used to pull it up the hill in horsepower?













ANSWERS
1) 62.04 m 2) 29.4 m/s2 3) 41.7 m 4) 55.15 m 5) 7.34 m 6) 28.86 m/s 7) 5.89 m
8) 8.76 hp, 6533 w

 


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