Newtons laws at six flags

By: austin chaney

Superman tower of power

Origin- Created in 2003, the tower of power was made by s&s power Inc.

Why its popular- Towering at 325 feet, its no wonder why this super ride attracts guests of all sorts. Providing a unique vertical ride, the tower of power creates a feeling like no other. However, this ride only lasts 2 minutes, and usually has a long line of eager riders.

How it works- The tower of power is a vertical ride that's maxes out at an elevation of 325ft. It travels at a blazing speed of 45mph downwards.

Locations of potential and kinetic energy- You will see the most potential energy at 325 feet (the highest point of the ride). You then will see extreme amounts of kinetic energy as soon as the ride goes down after it reaches 325 feet.

Speed- The tower of power maxes out at a speed of 45mph.

velocity- you will see two changes of velocity. As soon as you start the ride you will be traveling at an accelerating speed north. Once you hit the top you will then suddenly go 45mph/south.

Acceleration- first, you will accelerate upwards as you start the ride. Then, you will begin to accelerate downwards.

Newtons firts law- Newtons first law works when the ride starts. The ride will stay still until the machine jerks the ride up the tower. Also, this law works when the ride reaches the top. The ride wil stay put until the machine (and gravity) compel the ride to go down. The final precense of this law is when the ride goes up. the ride will continue to go up untill the ride/machine stops it.

Newtons second law-Newtons second law takes place when the ride goes up. Since the ride is so large/has so much mass, it takes a larger force to accelerate the ride up the tower of power.

Newtons third law-Newtons third law is shown when the ride hits the top. When the ride hits the top of the tower, the amount of force applied to the top by the ride will be applied to the ride by the top, causing the ride to go down.

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The gunslinger

Origin- created in 1983 by chance manufacturing.

Why its popular- This ride swirls in a circle at 10mph. It raises to an ample height, so there's a good amount of thrill in the ride. The best thing about this ride is the short line and its family friendly fun.

How it works- At first, this ride starts off on the ground. Then, the ride starts to accelerate around and around. Before you the know it, the ride is also gaining altitude and your swinging at 10mph in a circle up in the sky.

Locations of energy- The most potential energy on this ride is on the ground when the ride is stationary and has the potential to move. Then, you'll begin to see kinectic energy as the ride heightens and begins to spin at an increasing speed.

Speed- This ride only maxes out at a top speed of 10mph, but is still enjoyable, for you are high in the sky as it reaches its top speed.

velocity-This ride has a constantly changing velocity, for you are nearly changing your direction every second. However, your speed is constant for a while when this change in velocity occurs.

acceleration- This ride begins to accelerate as soon as it starts spinning. It's constantly accelerating in a circle for about 1 minute, then it keeps a constant speed before it decelerates.

Newtons first law- Newtons first law is seen when the seats are still. Then the seats start to move as the center of the ride pivots in a circle. Then, the law appears again as the ride comes to a stop. The friction of the air, and the machine cause the ride to stop after about 1 minute and 30 seconds.

Newtons second law-Newtons second law is seen throughout the ride. It takes less force to accelerate the swings, for their mass is not as great as lets say a rollercoaster, so the swings will be slightly easier to accelerate.

Newtons third law- Newtons third law is seen when you are pushing against the air. Since you are pushing against the air, the air is pushing against you, causing you to slow down.

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Aquaman Splashdown

Origin-Introduced in 1997 by OD Hopkins Associated Inc.

Why its popular- This ride, completely unique in its own right is popular because of the the cool water aspects of it. You're going to get wet if you either ride it, or stand on the bridge intersecting it. People (including me) seem to love this ride because of the moderatley short line, and the steep drop that it contains at the conclusion of it.

How it works- This ride starts off on a boat in the water. Then, you begin to accend an inclined plane, where you wil encounter a very steep drop that will accelerate you to your top speed of 30mph. At the end of this incline you will crash into a body of water, that when hit will create a wave of water that will not only soak you, but will soak the people that lay watching you on the bridge above.

Locations of energy- The location that will harbor the most potential energy is atop the incline. The location of the most kinetic energy is directly next to the location of potential energy so, as it goes down the incline and reaches the bottom of it.

Speed- This ride achieves a max speed of 30mph.

Velocity-You will only have 3 changes in velocity. You start of lets say going north at a steadiliy increasing speed, then you turn east at a decelerating speed, then your 3rd change in velocity is where you turn south on the incline plain where you travel 30mph south. Then, you will turn around a corner at a decreasing speed west. Then, at the last change of velocity you will turn north, where your ride will end.

acceleration- You accelerate throughout the ride. First, you accelerate up the ramp, then you accelerate around the curb to the incline, where you accelerate down the incline at 30mph. After this you begin to decelerate, and the ride ends.

newton's first law- You will see newton's first law at the very beginning and end of the ride. The boat stays still, until it is pushed/released at the beginning. When the boat reaches the end, it is stopped by a bar, so it will come to a stop.

newton's second law- newton's second is very important in this ride. It takes more force to move the boat because it has so much mass, so they have inclined plains with machines on them to help carry the boat up the incline. Also, since the boat has so much mass, it accelerates further once it reaches the end of the ramp. That's how it makes it to the end of the ride (along with the water).

newton's third law- newton's third law isn't very present in this ride, but it does occur at the end where the boat hits the bar and the bar hits the boat back, causing the boat to be bounced backwards.

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la fiesta de las tazas

Origin- this ride was introduced in 2006 by Zamperia.

Why its popular- This rides very simple design is very fun, for the experience depends on you. You can either spin the teacup so fast, that your head spins, or spin at a casual pace, so that you can peacefully enjoy the ride.

How it works- Essentially this ride is separated into four platforms. The first platform is the teakettle, the second, third, and fourth all have teacups scattered over them. Each platforms moves at the same speed, but are the teacups are not parallel. Once in a teacup, you may spin it do your desired speed. The unique feature of this ride is that the teacups and the platform spin simultaneously, and since the speed of the teacup depends on you, there is no set speed.

Locations of energy- the only place I can think of that has potential energy is when the cups are still. then, when the cups begin to move its kinetic energy.

Speed- since the speed of the teacup depends on you, there is no set speed.

Velocity- there is a constantly changing velocity. This is because not only are the teacups spinning, the whole entire platform is spinning. With all of this said I can determine that there are hundreds of changes in velocity.

Acceleration- there are two instances of acceleration in this ride. The platform accelerating to its top speed is one, and the teacup itself is another. However, the acceleration of the teacup depends on you, for you determine if it spins, and what speed it spins at.

newton's first law- You will see newton's first law at the beginning and end. At the beginning because the platforms stay until the machine moves them, and at the end because the plat forms continue to go until the machine and air friction stop them.

newton's second law- Since the teacups are moderately heavy, a machine is required to exert an ample amount of force to accelerate the cups around the platforms.

newton's third law- The third law is seen in the air friction that is constantly happening. your face is pushing on the air, so according to the third law, the air pushes back, causing the annoyance of the force of the air in your face.

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