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Roller coaster physics question

  1. Nov 10, 2005 #1
    A roller coaster gets over the first hill of height 50.0 meters moving less than 1 meter per second. Then would it stay with the track if it were not mechanically held on to it at the top of the loop the loop. (The top of the loop the loop is 35 meters and it goes 17.1 meters per second at that height). Explain Why or Why Not?

    I thought that it would stay with the track anyways because the net force is not great enough.
    Last edited: Nov 10, 2005
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