Journey through a rollercoaster ride to find out which forces are at work to create this theme-park thrill.
- Rollercoasters do not have engines.
- Rollercoasters use forces.
- Electromagnets are used along the rollercoaster's track to give it momentum.
- The launch, free fall, acceleration and the loop all create an exhilarating rollercoaster ride.
The thrill of a rollercoaster.
You may be surprised to learn that most rollercoasters don't have engines - instead, they rely on forces to provide an exhilarating ride.
It all starts at the beginning of the ride, with electromagnetic force.
Electromagnets along the track attract or repel magnets attached to the rollercoaster's carriage ...
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