Roller Coaster Conservation of Energy Calculations

Roller Coaster Conservation of Energy Calculations
Roller Coaster Conservation of Energy Calculations
Roller Coaster Conservation of Energy Calculations
Roller Coaster Conservation of Energy Calculations
Roller Coaster Conservation of Energy Calculations
Roller Coaster Conservation of Energy Calculations
Roller Coaster Conservation of Energy Calculations
Roller Coaster Conservation of Energy Calculations
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This is a problem that involves a roller coaster which starts from the top of a hill with an initial velocity, before coasting down the hill and cresting a second, shorter hill. In this problem students are tasked with identifying the types of energy present at each point and applying the conservation of energy to calculate the potential energy, kinetic energy, and velocity at each. Friction is neglected in this problem, so the total energy at each point is the same, and thus provides the basis for solving the problem.

The worksheet concludes with follow-up questions that make students analyze the data to help ensure their understanding of the conservation of energy.
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