Newtons Roller coaster Rides
Newtons 3 laws acting upon roller coasters
New Texas Giant
The Texas Giant
The Texas giant was originally made in 1990, but its newer model has released this year, with a top speed of 65 mph. The new ride consists of half horizontal turns, and extreme steep drops. Since the ride goes at 65 mph max, the climbs can be around 58 or 50 mph, and when the highest kinetic amount of energy which is 65 mph, it reaches it highest amount of acceleration. Newton's first law states that objects have a tendency to keep doing what its doing, meaning the coaster will keep going until the brakes are applied, or if there is no energy to keep going (which is never). Newton's second law also applies to the rollercoaster because the cart weighs a good amount, and must be moved up in order to go to the bit of the ride with the most potential .
Go Karts vs. Mall
The only time there is a potential amount of energy is when the kart has stopped, but is running. A 500cc go kart can reach 34 mph max, and changes its velocity from 0-34 mph, and going in all four directions; north, east, south, and west. The go kart usually accelerates at any given point on the track or any terrain, by changing direction, changing speed or both. All of Newtons laws of motion apply to the go karts. For the first law is when the motor applies force to the wheels moving it at a certain speed. For the second law is the weight of the go- kart and the motor are connected; the motor needs to push the go-kart and the speed depends on the weight of the cart. The third law is when the cart is pushing on the ground, and the ground pushes back on the cart, pushing it forward.
Aquaman Splashdown (Off-ride HD) Six Flags Over Texas
Aquaman Splash down
The rides max speed is 30 mph, or the highest amount of kinetic energy, and only changes direction from right to left, to right again, but it accelerates in those turns by changes it speed and direction. The ride uses the principles of all Newton's laws. The cart is not moving until acted upon by gravity, or the chains an motors (first law). The cart requires force to move, and the amount of force is related to its max weight for the ride (second law). And when the cart is going up and down, gravity is acting upon it, and when it drops down, the water pushes back on the cart, causing the gush of water to occur when the cart comes down.
Ap physics bumper car Collision #1
Little and McCollough Bashin' Bumper Cars
(this is the picture example) The car is going at 2 m/s, with a mass of 250 kg, and will have a force of 500 N. It collides with the other 200 kg car going at 0 m/s, making the 200 kg car move, and reducing the 250 kg car's acceleration (Newton's first law.) The reason they moved was because when the car moved and hit the stationary one, it transmitted energy, and also creating a reaction, by pushing the other car forward, and created a force that wanted to push the car backwards, but only reduces its acceleration (Newton's third law). And the same applies, since it needs forces to move and stop the car or move the other car (Newtons second law).