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Amusement Park Physics

Amusement Park Physics
Design a Roller Coaster Try your hand at designing your own roller coaster. You will be building a conceptual coaster using the physics concepts that are used to design real coasters. You won't need to compute any formulas. You will decide the following - the height of the first hill, the shape of the first hill, the exit path, the height of the second hill, and the loop. When you're done, your coaster will need to pass an inspection for both safety and fun. Here we go! First you need to determine the height of the first hill. Note: We'll assume that your coaster is a single-car coaster running on a frictionless track.

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