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Name: Ma. Aurora F.
Status: student
Age: 16
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Date: 2001-2002


Question:
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.


Replies:
Great Questions!

The physiological responses do not depend on the material of the roller coaster.

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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