Roller Coaster Webquest
By: Akila M and Nicole A
Question 1: Define Potential Energy
Potential energy - The energy possessed by a body by virtue of its position relative to others, stress within its self, electric charge, and other factors.
In other words it is energy that is stored up and waiting to be realesed.
Example: waiting at the top of the hill on a roller coaster
Question 3: Compare and contrast passenger comfort on a roller coaster with a banked curve and a regular curve
Compare: Both are curves that are fun and safe (you may just choose one, becase you feel better on it).
A passenger on a banked curve will have less comfort (as in stomach flips) and will be more likely to get head injury and exprience more G's. They will get an extra thrill.
On a regular curve a passenger may have less thrills, but they will be a bit safer and experience less G's.
Please note that there are always exceptions and different ideas of "comfort".