STEEL COASTERS  Qualitative
Comparing Vortex, Demon and Flight DeckBegin by filling in the chart below for all three of the coasters. Be sure to come up with at least three other points of comparison.




# of passengers per train 



# of trains per hour 



# of passengers per hour 



Height of initial hill 



gforce at bottom of first hill 



radius of vertical loop 



maximum gforce experienced 



location of maximum gforce 



direction of corkscrew 















Qualitative Questions
 Carefully describe the features that distinguish each ride from the others. In other words, what makes each of these rides unique?
 Use the data and calculations from the table above to compare and contrast the three coasters, examining such factors as the sizes of forces, speeds, and so on. Use appropriate physics terms to explain why the acceleration data weren’t necessarily the same for all three rides at similar locations.
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Updated 1/26/2012