Pendulum rides, rotations and the Coriolis effect

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Abstract

An amusement park is full of examples that can be made into challenging problems for students, combining mathematical modelling with video analysis, as well as measurements in the rides. Traditional amusement ride related textbook problems include free-fall, circular motion, pendula and energy conservation in roller coasters, where the moving bodies are typically considered point-like. However, an amusement park can offer many more examples that are useful in physics and engineering education, many of them with strong mathematical content. This paper analyses forces on riders in a large rotating pendulum ride, where the Coriolis effect is sufficiently large to be visible in accelerometer data from the rides and leads to different ride experiences in different positions.

Detaljer

Författare
Enheter & grupper
Externa organisationer
  • Västerhöjds Gymnasium
Forskningsområden

Ämnesklassifikation (UKÄ) – OBLIGATORISK

  • Annan fysik
  • Pedagogiskt arbete
Originalspråkengelska
Artikelnummer045017
TidskriftPhysics Education
Volym53
Utgåva nummer4
StatusPublished - 2018 jul 1
PublikationskategoriForskning
Peer review utfördJa