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Amusement Park Physics - Rollercoaster

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collide
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You can also experiment with bumper car collisions.†
collisions = crash together with violent impact; or come into conflict
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constant
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The history of this ride reflects a constant search for greater and more death-defying thrills.†
constant = unchanging, continuous, or happening repeatedly
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kinetic energy
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The conversion of potential energy to kinetic energy is what drives the roller coaster, and all of the kinetic energy you need for the ride is present once the coaster descends the first hill... Once you're underway, different types of wheels help keep the ride smooth.†
kinetic energy = the energy a moving object has because of its motion
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physics
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Amusement Park Physics — What are the forces behind the fun?†
physics = the science of matter and energy and their interactions
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simulate
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Amusement park rides use physics laws to simulate danger, while the rides themselves are typically very safe.†
simulate = make an imitation or representation of
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technique
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Sand was used to help slow down the sled at the end of the ride to keep it from crashing, a technique based on the principle of friction.†
technique = way of doing something
DefinitionGenerally technique means:
a way of doing something
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theme
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1  —1 use as in:
theme of the novel
In 1955, the nation's first theme park opened: Disneyland.†
theme park = an amusement park with one or more basic underlying ideas — such as the Magic Kingdom
DefinitionGenerally this sense of theme means:
a basic idea that underlies what is being said or done — especially in a literary or artistic work
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