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Physics of Universal



Over February Break my best friend and I went to Universal Studios in Orlando, Florida! We went on a ton of rides and it was amazing how many rides involved precise physics. For example, one of their biggest attractions is Dr. Doom's Free Fall. The ride takes you up a lot like the spring at seabreeze and then drops you. The ride is 200 the air and you can see it while driving through Orlando. It advertises that the ride is faster than the space shuttle. It was interesting that they call it free fall because that is technically incorrect because it does not accelerate at 9.81m/s squared according to their facts and figures it is only as fast as a boeing 747 launch which is slower than free fall. Another ride that was cool was the Storm Force Accelatron which moves you in a close dorm. You experience what increasing and increasing a centripetal force which was interesting.


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