--Dave Althoff, Jr.
btw, Rideman, could you tell me where the patent for the magnetic brakes are at? *** Edited 4/6/2005 5:00:20 PM UTC by SFSL_Guy07***
There are multiple eddy current brake patents on that site. If you're talking about an Intamin ride, though, look for the name "Spieldeiner".
--Dave Althoff, Jr.
Seriously back when I was a sophomore  we didn't have the internet as a resource. We went to libraries and did research and found our own sources. I hope you consider yourself lucky that Dave gave you some information. Now go get online or go to a library and do the rest of the work yourself. Yeah, its hard...that's why its called homeWORK ;)
*** Edited 4/6/2005 6:41:01 PM UTC by Mamoosh***
Other places that might help are rcdb.com or a google search
edit: I guess i was beat to the rcdb idea.... *** Edited 4/6/2005 6:56:14 PM UTC by dragonoffrost*** *** Edited 4/6/2005 6:57:45 PM UTC by dragonoffrost***
2. To describe by stating its part of speech, form, and syntactical relationships in a sentence.
3. To examine closely or subject to detailed analysis, especially by breaking up into components.
In other words, while you still might be in college (where standards must have changed in the past twelve years), the other half of my sentence after the "or" still applies.
Good luck to you when your boss asks you to immediately research something and have an answer with detailed analysis of the pros and cons to multiple options when you can't rely on your dorm room buddies to help out.
Projects like this are designed to make you learn how do your own research, not have people spoon-feed you the information and then give it to the instructor/professor as your own research. *** Edited 4/6/2005 8:07:27 PM UTC by redman822***
If SFSL_Guy07 would have asked, "Hey everyone! For my sophomore presentation, I am doing Millennium Force. I was wondering if you guys could write up a few paragraphs about the ride and email those to me. Don't forget to include your sources. I'm going to go back to watching TV. All the help will be appreciated. Thanks!" Then I would be also be in your boat. Until then, give him some slack.
Reading over this board for the past few years, I am amazed how many are doing papers, projects, etc on roller coasters... not only roller coasters, but their absolute favorite rollercoasters.
Geeze... back when I was in school (both high school and college), that wouldn't fly... well, it may fly once... but not more than that.
Besides, I can see the teacher reactions... "Oh, goodie... yet another roller coaster project / paper."
When I was in high school, there was a kid who did every paper and speech on cars.
He was a redneck kid who wasn't all there (neither was his brother, I guess they shared girlfriends and other weird stuff..)
Whenever someone asked what his next paper was on he would say "Carrrrs....." and we would just roll our eyes.
Of course, there was also this kid who's topics were always about conspiracy theories and alien cattle mutilation. :-\
His teacher expects sources, he wants us to give them to him instead of looking for them himself - thus bypassing a major portion of the goal of the project from the instructor's viewpoint.
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