*(previously known as Blue
Streak)*

Directions:Use the numbers in the diagram to fill in the blanks in front of the letters.

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before riding

during ride

A. Greatest kinetic energy

B. Least kinetic energy

C. Greatest gravitational potential energy

D. Least gravitational potential energy

E. Greatest sideways (centripetal) force

Use an accelerometer to measure the vertical acceleration at:#5__________ #6_________Compare how the ride felt at locations #’s 5, 6, 7 and 9.

Use the concept of inertia to explain the sensations you felt at locations #’s 5, 6, 7 and 9.

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Updated 1/28/2012