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Rollercoaster Potential Energy Topic Work

P.E. = M x G x H 

 

Rollercoaster A has a mass of 250kg and the height of its drop is 90m. P.E. = 220,500 

 

Rollercoaster B has a mass of 100kg and the height of its drop is 100m. P.E. = 98,000 

 

Rollercoaster C has a mass of 350kg and the height of its drop is 200m. P.E. = 686,000 

 

Rollercoaster D has a mass of 150kg and the height of its drop is 300m. P.E. = 441,000 

 

Rollercoaster E has a mass of 200kg and the height of its drop is 100m. P.E. = 196,000 

 

Rollercoaster F has a mass of 1200kg and the height of its drop is 80m. P.E. = 940,800 

 

Q. What is the fastest/highest rollercoaster? 

 

Fastest Rollercoaster: Formula Rossa, Abu Dhabi, UAE. P.E. = 332,416 

 

Highest Rollercoster: Kingda Ka, New Jersey, USA. P.E. = 313,306 

 

Great work Taylor!

Topic 1: Rollercoaster A has mass of 250kg

height of drop :90m

P.E = 250X9.8X90=220,500

 

Rollercoaster B has a mass of 100kg

height of drop 100m

P.E= 98,000

 

Rollercoaster C has mass of 350kg

height of drop 200

P.E=350X9.8X200=686,000

 

Rollercoaster D has mass of 150kg 

Height of drop : 300

P.E=150X9.8X300=441,000

 

Rollercoaster E has mass of 250kg

height of drop=100

P.E=250X9.8X100=245,000

 

Rollercoaster F has mass of 1200kg

Height of drop: 80

P.E=1200X9.8X80= 940,800

 

Topic 2:

Kingda Ka  139m height  , New Jersey U.S.A , Highest point speed = 193 cm

P.E=139X9.8X206=280,613 .2

 

Top Trhill Dragster 128m Height Ohio, United States highest point speed=193cm

P.E=128X9.8X206=242,099.2

 

Superman escape California , U.S.A 126m height highest point speed 193 cm

P.E=126X9.8X161=198,802.8

 

Tower of Terror 2 Australia,  115m height highest point speed 161 cm

P.E=115X9.8X161=181,447

 

Red Force , Spain 112m height highest point speed 180cm 

P.E=112X9.8X180=197,568

 

Excellent work Ryda!

 Topic 1

P.E = m x g x h

Rollercoaster A =220,500 J

Rollercoaster B =9,800 J

Rollercoaster C =686,000 J

Rollercoaster D =441,000 J

Rollercoaster E =245,000 J

Rollercoaster F =940,800 J

 

Topic 2

Kingda Ka, 

Height - 458 ft 

Speed - 128 mph

Mass- 100

PE= 458 x 100 x 9.8= 448,840 J

 

 

 

 

 

Superman Escape from Krypton

Height - 415 ft 

Speed - 100 mph

Mass - 100

PE= 415 x 100 x 9.8=  406,700 J

 

Tower of Terror 

Location:

Height - 377 ft

Speed - 100 mph

Mass - 100

PE= 377 x 100 x 9.8 = 369,460 J

 

 

Top Thrill Dragster

Height - 420 ft 

Speed - 120 mph

Mass-100

PE=420 x 9.8 x 100= 411,600 J

 

 

Red Fury 

Height -367 ft 

Speed - 112 mph

Mass-100

PE=367 x 9.8 x 100=359,660 J

 

Excellent work Amelia T!

 

Topic 1: Using formula to calculate Potential Energy 

 

Rollercoaster A has a mass of 250kg and the height of its drop is 90m. 

P.E. = 250 x 9.8 x 90 = 220,500J.  

  

Rollercoaster B has a mass of 100kg and the height of its drop is 100m = 98,000J. 

Rollercoaster C has a mass of 350kg and the height of its drop is 200m = 686,000J. 

Rollercoaster D has a mass of 150kg and the height of its drop is 300m = 441,000J. 

Rollercoaster E has a mass of 250kg and the height of its drop is 100m = 245,000J. 

Rollercoaster F has a mass of 1200kg and the height of its drop is 80m = 940,800J. 

 

Topic 2: What is the fastest/highest rollercoaster? 

  1. Kingda Ka (458 ft) The highest roller coaster in the world is Kingda Ka with 458 ft. The top speed is 128 mph and a ride has a duration of 28 seconds. The Kingda Ka is a steel-launched roller coaster at the Six Flags Great Adventure and Safari theme park in Jackson, USA. This roller coaster is also short but intense. Unfortunately, the Kingda Ka regularly suffers from technical problems. 

Inversions: 0 

Acceleration speed: 0 to 128 in 3.5 seconds 

Maximum g-force: 5 g 

 

  1. Top Thrill Dragster (420 ft) was the first roller coaster to exceed the 400-foot limit. The Top Thrill Dragster is in the American park Cedar Point. This park is known for its many roller coasters.  

Inversions: 0 

 
Acceleration speed: 0 to 120 in 3.8 seconds 

 
Maximum g-force: 4 g 

 

  1. Superman: Escape from Krypton (415 ft) is that much higher than the Top Thrill Dragster but still reaches the same maximum speed. The Superman: Escape From Krypton is found in Six Flags Magic mountain in California.  

Inversions: 0 

Acceleration speed: 0 to 100 in 7 seconds 

Maximum g-force: 4.5 g 

 

  1. Tower of Terror 2 (377 ft). This was the world’s first roller coaster to cross the 100 miles per hour limit! The Tower of Terror 2 is in the Australian Dreamworld theme park. This makes it the fastest and highest rollercoaster in Australia. 

Inversions: 0 

Acceleration speed: 0 to 100 in 7 seconds 

Maximum g-force: 4.5 g 

 

  1. Red Fury (367 ft) is in Europe in the park Ferrari Land in Salou (Spain). Besides being the highest rollercoaster in Europe, it is also the fastest of the continent. The Red Force is the first roller coaster in the list of highest roller coasters in the world that passes the 100 meters border! 

Inversions: 0 

Acceleration speed: 0 to 112 in 5 seconds 

Maximum g-force: 4.7 g 

 

Excellent work Thomas!

Topic 1 

Potential energy = mass x gravity x height. 

 

Rollercoaster A 

P.E. = 250 x 9.8 x 90 = 220,500J 

 

Rollercoaster B 

P.E. = 100 x 9.8 x 100 = 98,000J 

 

Rollercoaster C 

P.E. = 350 x 9.8 x 200 = 686,000J 

 

Rollercoaster D 

P.E. = 150 x 9.8 x 300 = 441,000J 

 

Rollercoaster E 

P.E. = 250 x 9.8 x 100 = 245,000J 

 

Rollercoaster F 

P.E. = 1200 x 9.8 x 80 = 940,800J 

 

Topic 2 – Fastest rollercoasters and their potential energy. 

 

1.Kinada Ka,Six Flags,New Jersey,USA – Speed 128 mph 

P.E. = 741 x 5 x 139 = 514,995J 

 

2.Top Thrill,Cedar Point,Ohio,USA –Speed 120 mph 

P.E. = 1650 x 2 x 130 = 429,000J 

 

3.Superman,Six Flags,California,USA – Speed 100 mph 

P.E. = 2500 x 4.5 x 126.5 = 1,423,125J 

 

4.Tower of Terror 2,Dreamworld,Australia – Speed 100 mph 

P.E. = 5445 x 4.5 x 115 = 2,817,787J 

 

5.Fury 325,Caro Winds, North/South Carolina,USA – Speed 95 mph 

P.E. = 4500 x 4 x 99 =1,782,000 

 

Great work Maisie!

Potential Energy 

A.   250 x 9.8 x 90 = 220,500j 

B.    100 x 9.8 x 100 = 98,000j 

C.     350 x 9.8 x 200 = 686,000j 

D.     150 x 9.8 x 300 = 441,000j 

E.     250 x 9.8 x 100 = 245,000j 

F.      1200 x 9.8 x 80 = 940,800j 

 

 

Topic 2:

 

Kingda Ka 

It is located at Six Flags Great Adventure in Jackson, New Jersey. It is 139m high. 

 

Top thrill Dragster 

It is located at Cedar Point in Sandusky, Ohio. It is 128m high. 

 

Tower of terror ll 

It is located at dreamland amusement park on the gold coast, Queensland, Australia. It is 61m high. 

 

Red force 

It is located at Ferrari land within Port Adventura world in Salou, Catalonia, Spain. It is 112m high. 

 

Superman: Escape from Kryton 

 It is located at six flags magic mountain in Valencia, California. It is 126m high. 

 

Great work Keira!

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