Roller coasters- how are the roller coasters designed to allow an empty cart reach the end of the ride?

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Posted Wed 27th February, 2013 @ 14:48 by flad

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I did this in P2 a few months ago: The roller coaster has speed, kinetic energy (movement energy and potential energy. As the roller coaster goes up, there is a increase in potential energy. At the top of the 'hill' thingy, there is maximum potential energy and as it goes down the kinteic energy builds up.

Hope this helps x

Oh if you are taking Physics P2 I have a very handy mindmap in my resources that I made and it helped me a lot. Feel free to check it outt :)

Answered Wed 27th February, 2013 @ 18:03 by Crystal Blue ♥
Edited by Crystal Blue ♥ on Wed 27th February, 2013 @ 18:04