Coasters-101: Coaster Physics Calculations

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6 Responses

  1. John says:

    Wow – it’s not as easy as Roller Coaster Tycoon makes it out to be! Great article.

  2. Ryan says:

    Thanks so much for creating all these articles!!
    They were extremely helpful for a physics project, especially the article on banking turns and calculating the ideal banked turn!!!
    Keep the great work coming!

    Thanks so much,


  3. Kevin says:

    This site is really helpful!
    I am working on a project for my school, but I have a question:
    about the radius of the drop, what do you mean by G’s=Acentripetal/9.8?
    What exactly is Acentripetal?

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  5. Abel says:

    Really helpful! though, which is the custom friction a roller coaster normally has? thank you!

  6. Riya says:

    Hello, I am looking for help of how to calculate acceleration of millennium roller coaster using mathematics. Thanks

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