Woody and Steelie Rolly Coasters
Name: Ma. Aurora F.
There are lots of physics principles applied in the
roller coaster. I would like to know how they differ in wooden and steel
coasters. I would also like to know how our body response while in the ride.
The physiological responses do not depend on the material of the roller
Wooden and steel roller coasters differ in:
1. Feel (woodies have many sub accelerations between supporting members,
making for a bumpy ride).
2. Cost of construction.
3. Cost of upkeep.
4. Precision of construction.
5. Response to weather.
---Nathan A. Unterman
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