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80 meters (262 feet)


60 meters (197 feet)


40 meters (131 feet)


Select the Height of the First Hill

An electric motor will pull the coaster to the top of the first hill. After the coaster has been pulled to the top, no more external energy will be added to it.

How high is your first hill?

Choose one of the selections on the left and then click on the button below.

Hint:The amount of energy the coaster has to complete its journey around the track depends on the potential energy it has due to its height at the beginning. There is a relationship between the height of this hill and the speed of the coaster.

 

 

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"Amusement Park Physics" is inspired by programs from The Mechanical Universe...and Beyond.

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