Coasters101: Curves and Banking

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  1. Chris says:

    Are you sure you can analyse a rollercoaster wheel system in the same way as a car? The presence of up-stop and side wheels mean that friction isn’t relied on to provide the centripetal force to send the coaster around a corner. There will be different reaction forces at each of the wheels depending on the banking angle. I am trying to analyse this myself and it seems to be harder to calculate than a car on an inclined road

  2. Nithesh says:

    You have mentioned that F = v^2 / r. v^2/r is the equation for centripetal acceleration, and F = mv^2/r.
    Otherwise, great content.

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