The physics of amusement parks

Jay Thomas (
Tue, 27 Jan 1998 09:20:46 -0500

Guys, check this out. It's pretty cool to see the physics of amusement
park rides, especially since this was done at Canobie Lake Park in NH,
the amusement park I grew up in :) They might have measured the rides,
but I stained em :)
Check out what happens when you load up the folks of Scrawl
backpacks full of Newton equipment, a three-axis accelerometer
and an interface box. We spent the day riding the rides,
the accelerations and documenting the whole trip! With the
makeup of the eMate we were able to take it into high (and
G situations, use it in the rain and even show results in
real-time to interested students and park workers. Check out
the action!

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