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There is a frictionless rollercoaster, at a height of 99m. The mass of the car is 2000kg, weight is 19 613N. The initial velocity of the car suspended at the top is 0, it is then dropped down a sheer (90 degrees) vertical drop for 49m.
GPE is ~1 960 000J
I need to calculate the acceleration of the car after it has dropped, and the time it takes to complete the 49m drop, as well as the final speed it is travelling. Kinetic energy couldn't hurt either :p
5 equations of motion.
Meh, I've just rearranged a formula to find acceleration, but i don't have time or final velocity to work off.
Cheers guys, no clue where to start.
Homework Statement
There is a frictionless rollercoaster, at a height of 99m. The mass of the car is 2000kg, weight is 19 613N. The initial velocity of the car suspended at the top is 0, it is then dropped down a sheer (90 degrees) vertical drop for 49m.
GPE is ~1 960 000J
I need to calculate the acceleration of the car after it has dropped, and the time it takes to complete the 49m drop, as well as the final speed it is travelling. Kinetic energy couldn't hurt either :p
Homework Equations
5 equations of motion.
The Attempt at a Solution
Meh, I've just rearranged a formula to find acceleration, but i don't have time or final velocity to work off.
Cheers guys, no clue where to start.
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