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Modeling a Hot Wheels Loop
written by Douglas Brown
In this activity a Tracker model is compared with a toy truck attempting to drive up and around a Hot Wheels vertical loop track. Three different videos show the truck entering the loop at different speeds.

For related EJS models see Particle Motion On A Curve and Particle Motion On A Vertical Elliptical Loop.

The zip file includes all three videos and pdf instructions.

Please note that this resource requires at least version 1.6 of Java (JRE).
1 supplemental document is available
Subjects Levels Resource Types
Classical Mechanics
- Applications of Newton's Laws
- Motion in Two Dimensions
= Projectile Motion
- Newton's Second Law
= Force, Acceleration
Education Practices
- Active Learning
= Modeling
- Curriculum Development
= Laboratory
- Instructional Material Design
= Activity
General Physics
- Computational Physics
- Lower Undergraduate
- High School
- Instructional Material
= Activity
= Laboratory
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- Educators
- application/pdf
- application/zip
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This material is released under a GNU General Public License Version 3 license. No restrictions if used for non-commercial purposes.
Rights Holder:
Douglas Brown
Zip file
amusement park, centripetal, circular, normal, track
Record Creator:
Metadata instance created January 31, 2012 by Douglas Brown
Record Updated:
January 31, 2012 by Wolfgang Christian
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when Cataloged:
January 31, 2012
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D. Brown, Computer Program MODELING A HOT WHEELS LOOP (2012), WWW Document, (
D. Brown, Computer Program MODELING A HOT WHEELS LOOP (2012), <>.
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Brown, D. (2012). Modeling a Hot Wheels Loop [Computer software]. Retrieved March 5, 2021, from
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Brown, Douglas. "Modeling a Hot Wheels Loop." (accessed 5 March 2021).
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Brown, Douglas. Modeling a Hot Wheels Loop. Computer software. 2012. Java (JRE) 1.6, Zip file.5 Mar. 2021 <>.
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