PIRA 1M40.20 Conservation of Energy: Loop the Loop
Instructions / Notes:
- Demonstration comes with a brass roller coaster and a plastic hot wheels
- Release the brass cart at THE TOP of the track and the cart
will complete the loop.
- The brass cart must be released only from the top of its track.
- To show the minimum height necessary to complete the loop use only
the plastic hot wheels set.
- Energy losses make the minimum height significantly higher than the
Photo Shows the Demonstration Used at U.T. Austin.
Drawing is by Courtesy of the University of Minnesota.
Last Updated 2/98 - University of Texas at Ausin Physics Dept.
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