The Green Machine By Jonathan Adams Brett Denton Zachery Ellis Joseph Selby.

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<p>The Green Machine</p> <p>The Green MachineByJonathan AdamsBrett DentonZachery EllisJoseph SelbyThe Green Machine</p> <p>IntroductionThe project goal to build a rollercoaster that last 15 secondsWe bought most of the materials at The Home Depot and Wal-Mart for about $20The design is two small tubes held together by popsicle sticks and held up by Styrofoam which a marble rides</p> <p>EnergyInitially the ball has potential energy as it is start from a height of 18 inches above the ground.Once the ball begins rolling it has kinetic energy.Mgh = 1/2mv^2 + Energy loss</p> <p> Concepts used from classProjectile Motion we could use the Trajectory to find the angle the ramp need to make the jumpConservation of Energy we could use the equation to find the speed at any given pointCircular motion we could use to find the amount the curves needed to be bankedConclusionThe building of the coaster took about 6 hours by all four members. The reports took about 3 hours.Some problems we had: - Keeping the marble on the track - banking the curvesWE ARE HAPPY NO MORE EF151</p>


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