Physics roller coaster

  1. Im wonder if its better to make a rollercoaster from cardstock or plastic tubes? In terms of energy conservation.
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  3. Simon Bridge

    Simon Bridge 14,657
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    Depends how they are to be used.
    In general - it should make no difference to the energy conservation of the coaster-vehicle itself provided the track so constructed is sufficiently sturdy.
    Plastic tubes and cardstock have different materials properties which may be exploited in different ways - so the question is wide open.
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