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Roller Coaster Dynamics

  1. May 2, 2012 #1
    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.

    Thanks in advance



    View attachment Problem #5.pdf
     
  2. jcsd
  3. May 2, 2012 #2
    Use SI units
    Calculate KE at start
    Calculate Ke at bottom
    Use centripetal acceleration for the curved part
     
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