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Explore energy conservation and forces for a variety of roller coaster designs at with this downloadable applet from Open Source Physics (OSP).

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Explore energy conservation and forces for a variety of roller coaster designs at Open Source Physics (OSP). Modify designs and observe the results. Comes with classroom-ready materials.

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Visit The Physics Classroom's Flickr Galleries and enjoy a visual tour of roller coaster physics.

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Visit The Physics Classroom's Flickr Galleries and enjoy a visual tour of objects moving around turns that are banked at an angle.

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Need to see it? View the Roller Coaster G-Forces animation from the Multimedia Physics Studios.

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Explore the motion of an object through a vertical loop with this downloadable simulation from Open Source Physics (OSP).

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Improve your problem-solving skills with problems, answers and solutions from The Calculator Pad.

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This collection of videos makes the perfect starting point for a frame-by-frame video analysis of the motion of an object through a vertical loop.

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Practice makes perfect with this force analysis activity from The Curriculum Corner.

Physics Classroom: Roller Coasters and Amusement Park Physics has teaching guide The Laboratory
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Looking for a lab that coordinates with this page? Try the Loop the Loop Lab from The Laboratory.

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This simulation from Open Source Physics (OSP) models the motion of an object along a curved path. The original speed and the path can be modified. Gravity, normal force, and the radius of curvature are displayed.

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This simulation from Open Source Physics (OSP) models the motion of an object through an elliptical loop. The parameters of the loop and the entry speed can be modified. The normal force is displayed and plotted.

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