IMG_0221.JPGPH220B_Lab_Project_Answer_Sheet (2).docRoller Coaster & Conservation of Energy
Lab 4 (See Chapter 6) involves the roller coaster and its physics. This simulation can be downloaded from Grantham’s Website under “PH220.Simulations”; its file name is “Ball on Roller CSTR #4.ip”. In this simulation, an object traverses the “hills and valleys” of a frictionless roller coaster in the realm of zero air resistance. You will be asked to find measurements and make calculations concerning total mechanical energy and whether it is conserved. Then you will then make some changes to the global air resistance for this simulation and answer the same questions as you did previously. Fill in the data tables, and answers for the blanks in the Lab Answer Sheet at the end of this lab.