Asked in RollerCoaster Tycoon
How a rollercoaster works?
December 01, 2009 12:15AM
A rollercoaster is pulled up the first, highest hill, then it coasts all the way back to the start. A rollercoaster is heavy because of the weight of all the people, this mass plus momentum keeps it going over the successive smaller hills.
Asked in Physics, RollerCoaster Tycoon, Roller Coasters
How does a rollet coaster work?
A rollercoaster works by making use of gravity, hence the initial large hill you go down or magnetically-powered "rail-gun" launch at the start of the ride. A rollercoaster does not have any form of propulsion in the cars themselves, inertia is the only thing that keeps it going, without careful track planning a rollercoaster can actually stop somewhere along the track because it runs out of kinetic energy!