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Physics of a Rollercoaster

Submitted by Robby on Sat, 08/12/2017 - 00:07

Took PocketLab to Great America in San Jose for some rollercoaster data collecting. The Acceleration and Altitude data are for the roller coaster shown in the picture. You can see how the greatest amount of acceleration correspond to the bottom of drops when the rollercoaster changes direction really quickly at high speeds. Pretty cool! (Click here for original tweet)

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Great America Roller Coaster