Roller Coasters Jex Hepworth, Crystal Perez, Daniel Rodgers, Chris Sese
History • Roller coasters originated from the Russian ice sleds from the 17th century Looks exciting? Maybe not for us but this was the closest thing they had to feel a rush.
History continued… • The first roller coaster ever seen in the United States was built on the mountains of Pennsylvania in 1872.
La Marcus Adna Thompson was the first to invent America’s true modern roller coaster. Switchback Railway
Roller Coasters Today • Modern roller coasters in this generation has advanced and adapted to many innovative things.
The source of its power The Lift Hill Two Methods: • Chain Lift • Catapult launching system
The Physics behind the mechanics Potential energy Kinetic energy
Continued… Free fall Also in free fall