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