Coasters 101

Coasters 101

Author: Nick Weisenberger

Publisher: Nick Weisenberger

ISBN: 9781468013559

Category: Travel

Page: 140

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Have you always wanted to learn more about how roller coasters work? I’m not talking about the basic “roller coasters use gravity!” descriptions you’re used to. I’m talking about learning in-depth about the nitty gritty engineering details, like: How do roller coaster engineers know what size motor is needed to pull the train to the top of the lift hill and how much will it cost to operate it? What material are the wheels made out of and how does it affect the performance of the ride? What is the difference between LIM and LSM propulsion? How does the control system on a racing or dueling coaster time up the near collision moments perfectly every single time? All of these questions and more are answered in the latest edition of Coasters 101: An Engineer’s Guide to Roller Coaster Design. “I thought it was great. It was a good first look at roller coaster design. It also gave great information and details about roller coasters in general.” - Adrina from Goodreads “Thanks for writing a very good book. I could not put it down. Lot's of great information. I am a technology and engineering teacher and the information I found here is very helpful in trying to get students more excited about engineering.” -Amazon reviewer
Coasters 101
Language: en
Pages: 140
Authors: Nick Weisenberger
Categories: Travel
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-11-04 - Publisher: Nick Weisenberger

Have you always wanted to learn more about how roller coasters work? I’m not talking about the basic “roller coasters use gravity!” descriptions you’re used to. I’m talking about learning in-depth about the nitty gritty engineering details, like: How do roller coaster engineers know what size motor is needed to
Roller Coasters
Language: en
Pages: 300
Authors: Todd H. Throgmorton, Samantha K. Throgmorton
Categories: Sports & Recreation
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015-10-02 - Publisher: McFarland

"An exhaustive guide...well-done...provides a lot of interesting information."--ARBA "The definitive guidebook...recommended."--Booklist "Fascinating."--American Libraries "Numerous historical and contemporary black and white photos of and advertisements for roller coasters...interesting facts...anyone who enjoys roller coasters and their history will enjoy the book."--Public Library Quarterly "Includes twice as many roller coasters as the original
50 Groundbreaking Roller Coasters
Language: en
Pages: 110
Authors: Nick Weisenberger
Categories: Sports & Recreation
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015-06-11 - Publisher: CreateSpace

50 Groundbreaking Roller Coasters is a comprehensive list of the most influential scream machines that drove the evolution of the modern roller coaster. It's a new and interesting look at roller coaster history. What makes a majority of the roller coasters listed in this book even more impressive is the
Roller Coasters
Language: en
Pages: 24
Authors: Rebecca Pettiford
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-03-01 - Publisher: Pogo

In Roller Coasters, early fluent readers will learn how roller coasters are engineered to keep thrill seekers safe while giving them an exciting ride. Vibrant, full-color photos and carefully leveled text will engage young readers as they explore the buil
Science of Roller Coasters: Understanding Energy
Language: en
Pages: 32
Authors: Karen Latchana Kenney
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-01-01 - Publisher: ABDO

In this engaging title, young readers learn about different forms of energy! Different forms of energy such a potential and kinetic are explained, as are gravity, acceleration, velocity, g-forces, and centripetal force. These properties are illustrated by the design and operation of roller coasters. Colorful infographics make joules and shifting