# Physics Principles Of Roller Coasters

1047 WordsDec 8, 20155 Pages
Introduction My research topic was about the different physics principles that apply to roller coasters. I am to state not only the different types of principles but as well some laws of physics. Roller coasters are not an easy thing to build, one can yes build it but in order to make it succeed there are many ideas that come together and many calculations. I selected this topic because I never paid much attention to all of that work engineers have to do in order to make a roller coaster successful and also because I see myself as someone who likes thrill and enjoys scary rides. I enjoy being turned to upside down and feeling like I want to throw up. Screaming my lungs out and holding so tight in hope to assure my safety. It takes a lot of physics to design and put together a successful and entertaining ride. There is a lot of physics principles that apply in roller coasters and an incredible use of math and precision….. (CONTINUE) Physics Principles and Laws that apply and will be stated • Newton’s 1st Law of Motion • Newton’s 2nd Law of Motion • Newton’s 3rd Law of Motion • The Causality Principle • Fundamental Forces • Centripetal Forces • Potential and Kinetic energy • Friction Formulas that will be shown and explained • F=MA • A= F/M • K.E. = 1/2 mv2 • P.E. = mgh • FARMTV • vc = (rg)1/2 • KE1 + PE1 + W = KE2 +PE2 • MORE…. Research Paper (Data) A roller coaster is composed by physics principles, physics is used in every part in order to