Roller Coaster Model

With The Physics Classroom's Roller Coaster Model, learners can study energy conservation and transformation, the effect of frictiion on energy, the direction of velocity and force, and much more ... all without ever gerring dizzy or leaving one's seat. Three pre-built track designs can be explored or learners can design their own track. Energy bar charts change in real time. Velocity and force vectors help learners visualize Newton's laws and circular motion principles. This Interactive is the next best thing to actually riding the coaster - and for some, it's even better than riding the coaster.

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Learners and Instructors may also be interested in viewing the accompanying Notes page. Technical information, teaching suggestions, and related resources that complement this Interactive are provided on the Notes page. View Notes.