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Roller Coaster [electronic resource]: Designing Thrill Rides From Start to Finish

4 Learning (Firm)
Video; Computer Resource; Online Video; Online
This program travels to the home of Colossus-the world's first ten-inversion steel roller coaster-to reveal the physical, mechanical, and psychological forces that make the roller coaster the undisputed king of thrill rides. Concepting, computer-assisted track design, 3-D simulation, track construction, and car safety mechanisms are covered by some of the experts who know roller coasters best. The goal? Pulse-pounding speed and mind-blowing disorientation through the manipulation of potential and kinetic energy and plenty of positive and negative Gs.
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Run Time
25 min.
11 & up
  • Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on Feb. 14, 2007.
  • Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
Variant Title
Designing thrill rides from start to finish
Real Science
Real science
  • Theme Park Rides: Speed, Height, Disorientation (4:00)
  • Roller Coaster Thrills (3:07)
  • Coaster Design and Computer Technology (5:40)
  • Forces of Gravity Create Thrills (4:14)
  • Are Coasters Safe? (6:05)
New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2007], c2003.
Publisher no.
  • 33037s Films Media Group
  • 33039 Films Media Group
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Access requires authentication through Films on Demand.
1 streaming video file (25 min.) : sd., col., digital.
Mode of access: Internet.
System requirements: FOD playback platform.
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