# Monthly Archives: May 2011

# Special relativity

Einstein famously came up with the theory of special relativity in the early 20th century, resulting in a complete shift in the way that physicists dealt with problems involving motion. Instead of Newton’s theories, in which you just calculate the

# Special relativity

Einstein famously came up with the theory of special relativity in the early 20th century, resulting in a complete shift in the way that physicists dealt with problems involving motion. Instead of Newton’s theories, in which you just calculate the

# Rollercoasters 2: Vertical G-force, hills and drops

In my last post about rollercoaster physics, I talked about what happens when a rollercoaster goes round banked and flat corners. This time, I’m going to take a look at what happens when the coaster train goes down drops and

# Rollercoasters 2: Vertical G-force, hills and drops

In my last post about rollercoaster physics, I talked about what happens when a rollercoaster goes round banked and flat corners. This time, I’m going to take a look at what happens when the coaster train goes down drops and