Essay On Roller Coasters

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Roller Coaster Essay In this school year I have barely done any projects in all my classes, so obviously the roller coaster one is very memorable. The purpose of this project, in my opinion, is to explain potential and kinetic energy in depth, and to put some fun into school. Even though this project was fun, it was also difficult. It was difficult to just make sure you have enough energy to do the loops and other things. In real life, I assume they make roller coasters without engines, just like how we made our paper roller coaster. They have to create the roller coaster with enough energy to do the loops, turns, ups, and downs. That is why they use big hills for big drops, they need that stored potential energy to turn into kinetic while…show more content…
But if I had to save money, I would have used one less funnel just because they aren’t really needed and because it would have been funner to do a normal track with turns and loops all over the place. We only spent $62.05, so spending less money isn’t really an option because of how low our price is. If anything, I would have used more money. We didn’t use too many beams or columns, so it would have been funner to use more and make a bigger…show more content…
But it is much more complicated than that. Roller coaster engineers have to know how to put the track on, creating control systems, make sure they meet the right speeds, forces, and weights. They also have to make sure the launch speed is in a specific range so the coaster can actually be a fun roller coaster and not terrify the riders. So yes, it is very hard to create a roller coaster. It is also even harder when the engineer would like to make it funner for the rider by adding extremely sharp turns, loops, twists, and more. They have to know how much energy they need to put in their design before making the roller coaster and possibly messing up the whole thing if they design the structure
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