Roller Coaster Dynamics

1. May 2, 2012

sroy1313

The attached problem has clearly confused me. I tried solving it, but I get to a point where I cant go any further. If someone could point me in the right direction I appreciate it. Also the calculations topwards the bottom of the page are from me attempting to solve.

View attachment Problem #5.pdf

2. May 2, 2012

truesearch

Use SI units
Calculate KE at start
Calculate Ke at bottom
Use centripetal acceleration for the curved part