Force on Roller Coasters
What is the amount force or inertia that is exerted on a
person while riding a roller coaster through loops, twists , and turns?
Inertia is not exerted. It is not a force.
The amount of force exerted on a person depends on their mass and the
acceleration of the particular portion of a ride. Once you know that,
apply Newton's Second Law, F=ma
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Nathan A. Unterman
The most common forces are gravitational field, frictional forces, and
support forces. If you get into the motors, sensors, etc. you also have
---Nathan A. Unterman
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