Physics of Roller-Coasters#

A roller-coaster travels over a vertical, circular loop of radius \(R = \) 17.6 \(m\).

A rollercoaster consisting of a single vertical loop.

Part 1#

If it travels without friction along the track, what is the minimum speed required at the bottom of the loop such that the roller-coaster remains in contact with the track at the top of the loop?

Answer Section#

  • 26.3 m/s

  • 29.4 m/s

  • 22.8 m/s

  • 18.6 m/s

  • 13.1 m/s

  • 32.2 m/s


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