RUE LE DODGE - quantitative


How Measured**
















* Mass, Distance, Time, etc.
** How did you get your value?


Based on your measurements, estimates, or other data available to you,

  1. How fast do the cars in this ride move? Show your work.



  2. How much time is required to accelerate from rest to full speed?



  3. What is the acceleration rate for a car in this ride?




  1. During a typical collision, do the cars tend to stick together, bounce back at speeds equal to the original ones, or bounce at speeds less than their original ones?



  2. Based on your answer to question (4), how would you characterize the collisions -- elastic, inelastic or partially elastic? Explain.



  3. Describe how the cars on this ride get their energy.


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Updated 1/28/2012