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Efficiency on a roller coaster

  1. Jun 8, 2007 #1
    How can i calculate the amount of energy/power required to accelerate my roller coaster on a flat track.
    Mass=4500 approximate when loaded
    Time=2.64secs to reach top speed
    I know how to calculate it for a track that rises i can use M*G*H/Time
    but my height is 0 so i don't know what to do.
    Thanks Newme
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  3. Jun 9, 2007 #2


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  4. Jun 9, 2007 #3

    Ok thanks i will try that out
  5. Jun 9, 2007 #4


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    You may want to add P=fv
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