Roller Coaster Worksheet 2 (1)

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Rollercoaster
Madness
B
Assume there is no friction or air resistance
Note: Track is not to scale, determine values
based on given information.
Use g = 10 m/s2
D
C
F
A
8. Mark the
location on the
last hill where the
car will reach.
This is point G.
Use g = 10 m/s2
E
1. Since there is no friction, what can be said about the
total energy of the car at all points after A?
2. What is the mass of the cart?
3. Which point has the highest PE?
4. Which point has the highest KE?
5. Which point has PE = KE?
6. How much work did the motor put
into the rollercoaster car?
7. If the motor is able to pull the car up in a
time of 5 seconds, what is the power rating
on the motor?
Fill in ALL
blank boxes.
A
B
Total E
(joules)
0
100.
PE (joules)
0
100.
KE (joules)
0
0
Velocity (m/s)
0
Height (m)
0
C
D
20.0
E
F
-20.0
50.0
9.5
10.0
G
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