# Coaster Eqations

Thursday, November 9, 2000 12:56 PM
I have a project I'm doing for math, and I chose to do it on coasters (go figure)
Anyway, are there any basic eqations that are used in the making of them? Or anything mathematical at all?
anything will help
thanx

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-Dave Rutherford
*If things seem under control, you're just not going fast enough*

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Thursday, November 9, 2000 1:00 PM
Here, This may help a *little* it is just some stuff that has to do with coasters and math:

Hope This helps:)

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Thursday, November 9, 2000 1:39 PM
http://141.104.22.210/Anthology/Pav/Science/Physics/book/
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Thursday, November 9, 2000 2:26 PM
Okay, this is just the High School Calc student in me... but if you compare and map negative parabolic functions like (-x^2; and variations of the sort) or use Sine or Cosine functions to show dips... also if you use these graphs, you can show where the maximum G Forces would occur by showing the inflection points of the graphs. Also, if you know Physics, you can apply the Mathematics involved with the mass of the car with people in it coupled with the acceleration of the first drop... Just a thought, if you aren't at that high of a level of matematics then I apologize. Good Luck with the project.
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Friday, November 10, 2000 5:24 PM
Thanks guys, that stuff helped a lot.
I'll keep you posted on how I (we) do :)
cya

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-Dave Rutherford
*If things seem under control, you're just not going fast enough*

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Friday, November 10, 2000 5:30 PM
WAIT!!!! Don't go into it with only half the story!

If you eat 2 pounds of sausage, ride a launch coaster that propels you to 60 mph in 2.8 seconds, carries you through 2 loops, 3 cobra rolls, 4 inversions, and you are in the second row of a fully loaded train with 28 people behind you, how many pounds of gristle-spew will you unload..and who stands the highest probability of needing a shower (yourself excluded)?

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bukweet FL
"kanwegoagain?"
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Friday, November 10, 2000 7:11 PM
lol....
i think the election has gotten to his head^^^^^

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Saturday, November 11, 2000 1:01 PM
Election?!? So that's what that was!

I think I voted for B&M, that is, if the holes lined up with the name.

Yes......Maniac, I believe you're right. Too much election, not enough ejection (launch-coaster, that is). ;)
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bukweet FL
"kanwegoagain?"
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Saturday, November 11, 2000 1:57 PM
Just to rip Skeeber a little bit, I'm glad he's getting into "coaster eqations," and not "coaster english...:)"

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bukweet FL
"kanwegoagain?" *** This post was edited by bukweetfl on 11/11/2000. ***
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