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The Physics of Roller Coaster - i: Introduction You apprehensively walk up the iron steps and onto the platform. You’re reluctant to go any further, but your friend eggs you on, saying, “It’s not that fast.” You step into the seat and pull the harness down over you. No, this isn’t the latest, greatest technological frontier. It’s a roller coaster. Since 1804 when the first wheeled roller coaster- called “Les Montagnes Russes”- was constructed in Paris, France, roller coasters have been a staple of adventure and fantasy among children and children-at-heart....   [tags: Physics] 1556 words
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Roller Coaster Research Paper - The first roller coasters were patented by LaMarcus Adna Thompson in 1885 (Wikipedia), but roller coasters existed long before their paten. Back in late sixteenth century Russia there was a sport known as ice sliding where one would start at the top of a 70-foot wooden structure and pummel down a 600 feet long track on one’s 2-foot-long sleigh (Throgmorton 10). Ice sliding was only available during the winter months, so in the warmer months the Russians would affix wheels to their sleighs so they could enjoy sliding year round....   [tags: Engineering ]
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The Financial Roller Coaster - ... Many elements contributed to the credit bubble burst, which put the market and American economy in a recession. One of the biggest aspects of the downturn was the sub-prime mortgage market. A sub-prime mortgage is defined as: “Subprime mortgages are mortgages targeted at borrowers with less-than-perfect credit and less-than-adequate savings. An increase in subprime borrowing began in 1999 as the Federal National Mortgage Association (widely referred to as Fannie Mae) began a concerted effort to make home loans more accessible to those with lower credit and savings than lenders typically required (Kosakowski)” The subprime mortgage movement let people that had no business buying so called...   [tags: New York Stock Exchange]
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John Miller: Father of the Roller Coaster - Every year an estimated 290 million people all over the world flock to amusement and theme parks to experience the thrills and excitement of the modern day roller coaster. (Boldurian 16). Now thousands of people a day can safely experience the G-forces that an astronaut or fighter pilot would experience in flight. "The Revolution" a roller coaster at Six Flags Magic Mountain in Valencia California gives riders an amazing 4.9 Gs; that is 1.5 more than an astronaut at launch. (Boldurian 16). These G-forces create thrills and fear and excitement in all who ride them....   [tags: Engineering ]
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Roller Coaster Physics - The very first “roller coasters” were created in Russia in the 1600’s, and were nothing like the typical roller coaster that comes to mind today. People rode down steep ice slides on large sleds made from either wood or ice that were slowed with sand at the end of the ride. These sleds required skill to navigate down the slides, and accidents were frequent. A Frenchman tried to cash in on the popularity of the Russian ice slides by building one in France, but the warm climate quickly ended his attempts with ice....   [tags: physics roller coasters amusement theme park] 1832 words
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The Anatomy of a Roller Coaster - The Anatomy of a Roller Coaster To adequately understand the relationship between physics and roller coasters, it is essential to first describe and explain the basic structure of roller coasters. In simple terms, a roller coaster is much like that of a passenger train. To explain, a roller coaster consists of a series of connected cars that move on tracks. However, unlike a train, a roller coaster has no engine, or rather a power source of its own. There are two major types of roller coasters, characterized mainly by their track structure....   [tags: Amusement Parks Rides Essays] 1773 words
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The Monetary Policy Roller Coaster - The innermost issue in macroeconomics is whether or not markets automatically bring economic equilibrium. If the free operation of market forces eventually resulted in a full employment level of national revenue with stable prices and economic growth, there would be no need for government to intervene. The actuality is that the government intrudes through their macroeconomic policies to attain policy goal and recover the performance of the economy. The government’s goal in macroeconomics is to stabilize prices....   [tags: Economics]
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The 1900s: The Roller Coaster Like Start of the Century - The 1900s The Roller Coaster Like Start of the Century It is in the unsteady and volatile first decade of the twentieth century in which we see how the United States of America has fought through massive adversity and transformed the world for the better. According to Time’s article The 1900 Galveston Hurricane, “That storm killed about 8,000 Americans and leveled what had been the largest city in Texas” (Ripley 1). This quote is referring to the deadliest hurricane that ever hit the United States....   [tags: deadliest hurracaine, airplane, orville wright]
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Bipolar Disorder: The Roller Coaster Ride From Hell - ... The causes of Bipolar Disorder are not well-known. There may be a chemical imbalance in the brain. Some scientists believe that the causes may even derive from the environment. Most studies show that about 75 percent of the cause of Bipolar comes from genetics (Fink 33). Families with substance abuse histories, schizophrenia diagnoses, and other mental illnesses have a higher chance of having problems with Bipolar Disorder (Fink 33). If both parents of a child have the illness, then there is a 50-75% chance that their offspring will have the illness (Fawcett 41)....   [tags: mental illness, proper treatment] 1374 words
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Spain's Economic Roller Coaster - Spain has made an enormous economic improvement in recent years, but it still is behind most of Western Europe. Despite the fact that industry has grown a lot since the 1950s, the country still has problems in trading. Spain mainly trades with Germany, France, Great Britain, and Italy. They mainly export machinery, motor vehicles, wine, food products, fruit and pharmaceuticals. Major imports include machinery and medical equipment while also major fuels, chemicals, foods, manufactured goods and medical instruments....   [tags: Economics]
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Roller Coaster Physics - Undoubtedly roller coasters are the kings of amusements parks. Whether you enjoy a older, rickety wooden roller coaster with its thrill of positive and negative G's and a fairly wobbly feeling. Or, you prepher something newer, a tube steel roller coaster. A coaster that is faster, one that includes death defying speeds, hairpin turns, and of course the cr�me de la cr�me, loop de loops. However, regardless of you personal tastes and preferences, through exploring this page you will find that all roller coasters are indeed bound by the same fundamental laws....   [tags: physics amusement theme park] 1485 words
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Physics of Roller Coasters - Roller coasters are driven almost entirely by inertial, gravitational and centripetal forces. Amusement parks keep building faster and more complex roller coasters, but the fundamental principles at work remain the same. A roller coaster is like train. It consists of a series of connected cars that move on tracks. But unlike a passenger train, a roller coaster has no engine or power source of its own. For most of the ride, a roller coaster is moved only by the forces of inertia and gravity....   [tags: Roller Coaster Theme Park Amusement] 1756 words
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The Roller Coaster Life of Sylvia Plath - Often times we look through people and not truly at them. Sylvia Plath was one person who was looked through a lot when she desperately wanted to be noticed. As a striving poet and author in a time period where women were not expected to perform such tasks Sylvia struggled to keep it all together. Although she had her high points, like we all do, it remains apparent that she was battling with a deep inner conflict. Sylvia brings her emotional burden to life in her first novel The Bell Jar....   [tags: Biography] 1378 words
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Jamaica Kincaid's Roller Coaster Life - Family makes us who we are whether we like it or we may hate it but the author we meet not only do we read about her obsession with how her family we can see it because of how strong her writing is. This incredible authors name is Jamaica Kincaid who has written many wonderful books but one in particular is My Brother it is not a novel but a memoir. She goes on this journey of trying to be a good person to her brother, a man who is dying of AIDS. A man she once said he was perfect until he wasn’t because of what it is that’s going on with him, I will be focusing on Jamaica Kincaid’s memoir as a close reading and the relationship with her brother and how it seemed to just slowly...   [tags: My Brother, Memoir, Literary Analysis]
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Hamlet's Wild Roller Coaster Ride - ... He also believes that he is the only one that can get revenge on Claudius. Grandiose delusions are a symptom of bipolar disorder: “People with delusions of grandeur may exhibit a drastically exaggerated sense of self-importance” (Caruso). Hamlet has a very high sense of self-importance and believes he needs to be the one responsible for exposing Claudius for the actor he really is. Earlier, Hamlet swings to a depressive episode so severe, he almost commits suicide. In one of the most famous soliloquies from Hamlet, Hamlet contemplates suicide: “To be or not to be....   [tags: Shakespeare play analysis]
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A Roller Coaster Ride through Sins in The Scarlet Letter - A Roller Coaster Ride through Sins in The Scarlet Letter Through Hawthorn's discrimination toward Puritans,he makes a plot with a series of events that leads you through sins and torments of the three main characters. The setting is the colonial time period, in the Puritan town of Boston, Massachusetts. The story starts with a group of puritans standing outside a prison door. Hester Prynne leaves the prison to go to the scaffold to stand with her newly born daughter Pearl....   [tags: Scarlet Letter essays] 1197 words
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Free Essay - Roller Coaster of Emotions in Kate Chopin's Story of an Hour - A Roller Coaster of Emotions in A Story of An Hour           In the short story “A Story of An Hour” by Kate Chopin, the whole range of emotions are felt by the main charter Louise Mallard.  Upon learning of her husband's death she is immediately overcome by sadness.  However, once she is alone she allows herself to experience her feelings of joy at the prospect of being free from “repression."  She is no more able to staff off the feeling that was approaching her than trying to stop the waves from hitting the shore....   [tags: Story Hour essays] 479 words
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Amusement Park Physics - Missing formulas A new era in theme parks and roller coaster design began in 1955 when Disneyland ushered in the new era of amusement park design. Disneyland broke the mold in roller coaster design by straying from the typical norm of wooden roller coasters; thus, the steel tubular roller coaster was born. Disneyland’s Matterhorn was a steel tubular roller coaster with loops and corkscrews, which had never been seen before with the wooden coasters. In addition to the new steel tube roller coaster, the new coaster design also proved to be the most stable, allowing for wilder designs....   [tags: physics theme park roller coaster] 1043 words
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A History of Roller Coasters - Roller coasters are one of the most popular rides when you go to an amusement park with everybody in your family. Why are they so scary for some people while for others it is just another adrenaline rush. Roller Coasters are one of the most complicated rides to build and to actually ride. There are some people who just have fun building something to have a quick adrenaline rush before going to work. Roller coasters have some of the most interesting design and history; they have become one of the world’s famous rides at every amusement park....   [tags: Roller Coasters,]
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The History of Roller Coasters - The History of Roller Coasters Everyone remembers their first ride on a roller coaster, an experience of terror, joy and excitement, as you tower over amusement parks going through curves and loops. From wooden wonders and steel coasters to twisters and corkscrews, the great rides began with the Russian ice slides in the 17th century and have developed into the ultimate thrill machines of today. The origins of the roller coaster will probably never be a settled issue, historians and coaster enthusiasts could argue where it all began (Harris)....   [tags: Roller Coasters Amusement Parks Essays]
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Roller Coasters - Roller Coasters Roller coasters have come to be one of American’s favorite pastimes. Amusement parks are more popular than ever thanks to the exciting, fast-pace, “scream machine” rides known as roller coasters. Though many people may not know, roller coasters are entirely based upon science, from the speed of the cars to the safety of the ride. For one to understand the thrills as well as fears one experiences on a roller coaster, one must first understand the most basic component of these rides, the physics....   [tags: Roller Coasters]
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The Physics of Roller Coasters - ... This usually gets reversed when back under regular gravitational pull (Bell). There is tunnel vision, where peripheral vision progressively is lost (Bell). Black out, where site is completely lost but the person is still conscious, and finally there is G-LOC or Loss of conscious. G-LOC causes the person to pass out. (Bell) The G-forces on roller coaster enhance the rider experience and allow coasters to make riders feel more at risk, which is half the point of a roller coaster. Besides hills and banked turns, physics allows roller coasters to have more complex styled layouts....   [tags: mathematics, engineering, sensory, rush]
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The Physics of Roller Coasters - A roller coaster is a thrill ride found in amusement and theme parks. Their history dates back to the 16th century. It all started in Russia, with long, steep wooden slides covered in ice. The idea then traveled to France. Since the warmer climate melted the ice, waxed slides were created instead, eventually adding wheels to the system. The first roller coaster in which the train was attached to the track was in France in 1817, the Russess a Belleville. The first attempt at a loop-the loop was also made in France in the 1850s....   [tags: Physics] 866 words
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Overcoming my Fear of Roller Coasters - I have this fear that causes my body to shake. When I think about it, my skin becomes pale and cold. It’s death speeding through my mind. Once I have seen these monstrous roller coasters, the only thing in my mind was fear. Knowing that I’m afraid to go on these rides, I didn’t want to look like a fool in front of my friends. My mind is thinking of deadly thoughts. My palms were sweaty and I was twitching like a fish. I was petrified of heights. We pulled into the roller coaster park in our Ford Excursion truck....   [tags: Personal Narrative, Personal Experience] 803 words
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The Physics of Roller Coasters - The Physics of Roller Coasters The roller coaster has its beginnings in Russia where during the 1600's. People crafted sleds out of wood and built hills made of ice blocks. The hills had sand at the bottom to help slow down the sleds so they would not crash when they reached the bottom of the hill.1 Over time, the roller coaster has become more complex. They now are taller, faster and are designed out of different materials like wood and steel. Although roller coasters are fun and exciting, the questions, what allows them to twist and turn, go up and down hills at a fairly good speed....   [tags: Physics Science Research]
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Pushing the Sensory Human Experience: The Physics of Roller Coasters - ... But thankfully engineers were able to create a new design for the loop. This clothoid shape, or tear drop shaped loop, (See Appendix C) allows the train to safely invert riders. The key to the clothoid shape is the loop’s changing radius; “which controls the speed of the cars, varying it according to a scientific law known as the conservation of angular momentum.”(Claiborne) Stretching the circle into a teardrop shape allows multiple radii lengths throughout the loop. A large radius at the bottom of the loop allows the train to enter the loop slower and lessen the centrifugal force on riders....   [tags: closed circuit, potencial and kinetic energy]
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Six Flags Entertainment Corporation (SIX) - Six Flags Entertainment Corporation (SIX) Six Flags Entertainment Corporation prides itself on entertaining millions of families each year as the worlds largest regional theme park company with 18 theme parks spread across North America (Six Flags, 2013). Six Flags primary source of revenue comes from providing world-class entertainment to families and individuals who pay for admission into its parks to ride its coasters, themed rides, and water park attractions. Six Flags has had its ups and downs during its 50-year history but over the past three years it has remained a strong company with total assets increasing year over year....   [tags: regional theme park, roller coasters]
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Roller Mill, AKA Reduction Mills - ROLLER MILL Roller mills are also known as reduction mills. Roller mills are mills that use cylindrical rollers, either in opposing pairs or against flat plates, to crush or grind various materials, such as grain, ore, gravel, plastic, and others. Roller mills consist of two to five smooth five rollers operating at different speeds, thus the size reduction is effected by the a combination of compression and shearing action. The particle size reduction is mainly occurred by the pressure between the two or more rollers present in the mill....   [tags: Cylindrical Rollers, Flat Plates, Crush, Grind]
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Newton's Laws of Motion - ... Let’s talk about roller coaster. We spend millions of dollars on rides threaten to send us spinning off into the air. In fact, roller coasters are far safer than driving in traffic or flying (Roller Coaster). Did you ever think roller coaster designs. How do roller coaster designers keep riders from falling out. Did you ever image how forces are involved. You may not realize as you’re going down the tract at 50 miles an hour is that the coaster has no engine. The conversion of potential energy to kinetic energy is what drives the roller coaster, and the kinetic energy you need for the ride is present the coaster move down the first hill, gravity takes over and all the built-u...   [tags: gravity, momentum, energy] 868 words
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Investigating the Minimum Release Height Needed to Loop the Loop - Investigating the Minimum Release Height Needed to Loop the Loop Task What is the minimum release height needed to “loop the loop.” Investigate and validate. To do this I will create a theoretical model to calculate the minimum height required for the roller coaster to just reach the top of the loop then look at the height required to fully complete a loop. I will validate my theoretical model using a track. Assumptions So I can make a relatively simple model I will have to make some assumptions: * There is no friction because if there was there would be some work done against it and would mean I could not use the conservation of energy....   [tags: Papers] 1464 words
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Critique of Olaf Breuning's Art Exhibition "Small Brain Big Stomach" - Olaf Breuning is a Swiss-born artist now living in New York. His exhibition “Small Brain Big Stomach” consist of wall drawings and wood sculptures. The wall drawings are done in broad, black lines painted directly on the walls. The wooden sculptures are painted black and appear as three dimensional drawings. The imagery of these works is cartoonish, childlike, simple and one dimensional. As one walks into the gallery, it feels like one enters a funhouse filled with black and white wall drawings and sculptures....   [tags: art] 617 words
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You Really Can't Go Back - You Really Can't Go Back As we grow older and return to the places of our childhood, we are often surprised to discover things are not as we remember. A child's memory of a place, such as a family vacation spot, will be very different from that of an adult's. Particular details like size, glamour, and level of excitement are often escalated in the eyes of a child. One place I loved as a child was Mayville Amusement Park in Mayville, New York. The day after school was out, my parents would take me, my brother, and a few of our friends to Mayville Park....   [tags: Personal Narrative Essays] 626 words
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An Incident in My Life Involving Conflict - People face conflicts every day of their lives. We all come across at least one incident in our lives that is challenging and we are baffled on what decision is to be made. Such conflicts may be an inner-conflict, a conflict between oneself and nature, a conflict between oneself and another person, oneself and God, or one and society. This paper will describe an incident in my life involving a conflict. The conflict occurred a few summers ago. It took place at Cedar Point Amusement Park in Sandusky, Ohio when my family and I were there on vacation....   [tags: conflict] 405 words
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New Project: Creating an Amusement Park - ... Depending on the number of times they visit Fun Land their seasonal passes can be upgraded that can include free drinks, foods, or rides. A portion of the profit generated in Fun Land will be donated to charity. This will give the customers a sense of accomplishment and community when they feel they are contributing to a worthy cause. Fun Land will provide suggestions on which ride is most suitable to what age group. On one of the roller coasters named Sky High we plan on having the cart climb 510 feet and then have a free 90 degree drop....   [tags: Family, Entertainment, Planning] 1094 words
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Ice Hockey Vs. Roller Hockey - Despite the fact that ice hockey and roller hockey both have the word hockey in common, there are extreme differences between the two sports. There are the obvious differences like one being played on ice and the other on a plastic surface, but many of the differences are only noticed by people that have played both sports. As everyone knows, ice hockey is played on ice, which makes it an extremely high paced game. Unlike ice hockey, Roller hockey is played on a plastic floor that consists of many six-inch by six-inch tiles....   [tags: essays research papers] 769 words
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Playing Roller Hockey - Playing Roller Hockey Throughout my lifetime, many different goals have been set and achieved, but the most significant goal I accomplished was making the Foothill Grizzlies hockey team. Playing hockey, by far, is one of my favorite things to do. Whether I am playing for fun in a pickup game or against a top team in the state, hockey is what I love to do. The Foothill Grizzlies were a roller hockey team that was formed when I was about the age of 13. I had heard many good things about the team, which at the time was one of the most respected teams in the state of California....   [tags: Personal Narrative Sports Athletics Essays] 860 words
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Derby Dames and Femme Fatales: An Analysis of Roller Derby Empowerment for the Feminist Cause - With the help of performers such as Drew Barrymore and Oscar winner Ellen Page, roller derby as a pastime and athletic competition is becoming more than a bizarre occurrence. In its original form, roller derby was an “endurance competition where skaters traveled the equivalent of a trip between Los Angeles and New York.” As time went on, roller derby “evolved into a violent contact sport often involving fake fighting. But after nearly dying out in the nineties, derby has been making a comeback.” (Cohen and Barbee)....   [tags: women´s role, ellen page, feminist support]
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Carowinds Versus the Pavilion - Carowinds Versus the Pavilion Whenever considering what amusement park you would like to attend to, you look for the one with the best rides, atmosphere, admission. Carowinds is a better amusement park than The Pavilion when considering types of rides, atmosphere, and cost of admission. Carowinds is compiled of many gravity-defying rides. Top Gun: The Jet Coaster is the Carolinas’ only inverted steel roller coaster. While on the ride, you are hurled through six swirling inversions while in the air....   [tags: essays research papers] 635 words
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The History and Evolution of Skateboarding - The History and Evolution of Skateboarding Teenage skateboarders are everywhere. They are on T.V., at skate parks or on the streets of the city in which you live. These adventurous kids wearing snap back hats and torn up skate shoes getting a thrill out of life. Skate shops are big business and are popping up on every corner and in every mall. They are a breeding ground for new skateboarders. Skateboarders push the limits and do dangerous stunts like jumping down stairs while on their boards, grinding handrails, propelling themselves 20 feet into the air and bombing hills at high speed....   [tags: teenagers, t.v. roller skates]
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Descriptive Essay Example: The Roller Skating Rink - The Roller Skating Rink Adolescents like to have a place they can call their own. In the fifties, teenagers hung out at the malt shop, sipping cherry cokes and rockin' with Elvis. Today, in small town USA, they're jam skating while listening to the favorite group of the month. I was amazed to find a microcosm of life blooming on a 70 x 160-foot cement slab known as a roller skating rink. As I entered the building which housed the rink, the warm, nostalgic scent of popcorn hit that part of my brain where dusty, cobwebbed memories live, memories of my own adolescence....   [tags: Descriptive Essay Examples] 682 words
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My Relationship is Like a Terrifying Plane Trip - ... Many of my friends were telling me that he liked me, it was very obvious that I liked him, and a lot more; they talked about it like it was the most normal thing in the world. “People make out, date, and start relationships all the time,” they said; you know what else they do. They also get on airplanes all the time. When I thought about the probable costs of falling in love, ranging from arguments to heartbreak, I felt inside that I wanted to scream, "Get me out of here!" Love is kind of like flying, I felt like my feet were not touching the ground; it was like I was airborne, shaky, and I just want to have my feet back on the ground....   [tags: personal narrative] 538 words
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Sherman Alexie's Every Little Hurricane and Amusements - ... Alexie uses humor within the story when dealing with alcohol to cope with family problems, such as when “Victor dreamed of whiskey, vodka, tequila, those fluids swallowing him just as easily as he swallowed them” (7). The humor behind Victor dreaming about alcohol is that most people dream of a positive future vision of something to happen in their life, when Victor is dreaming of alcohol as if it is a positive thing in his life. The dream of alcohol represents an encouraging future for Victor when the alcohol is actually the cause of most of his problems....   [tags: survival humor, Native American reality writing] 727 words
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Reason People are Prescribed Stimulants - Stimulants are a type of medication prescribed to treat various medical conditions. A stimulant is a drug that excites any bodily function, more specifically those that increase brain and central nervous system activity (The Editors of Encyclopedia Britannica). When stimulant medications are taken, dopamine and norepinephrine levels are increased which helps transmit signals between nerves in the brain which increase brain activity. This medication promotes the brain to be alert, increase motor activity and, wakefulness which why it is prescribed to treat many medical conditions....   [tags: medication, dopamine, norepinephrine]
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The Difficulties of Group Work - Engagement Exercise Group activities can often be very tedious and stressful for some people, but being able to work in a group is a very useful and important skill to have. The five main characteristics of group work are forming, storming, norming, performing, and adjourning. All of these aspects of group work are all very different, yet equally important to maintaining the life of a group. I have experienced all of these aspects in my own personal life when it comes to working in a group, and I believe that following these guidelines with insure the effectiveness of the group....   [tags: project, experience, ethic] 533 words
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Russian Mountains - THE RUSSIAN MOUNTAINS The first "scream machines" were not out-of-control trains but sleds on man-made ice-covered hills constructed of cut lumber and tree trunks. Elaborate constructions often stretching several city blocks, the 50 mile-per-hour rides earned the nickname "Flying Mountains." Children and adults would make the tedious trek up 70 feet (five stories) of stairs and climb into an ice-block sled outfitted with a straw seat. The trip back down lasted little more than a few fleeting seconds....   [tags: Physics-Rollercoasters] 967 words
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The Use of Humor - ... He compares the horror movies to roller coasters: “and horror movies, like roller coasters” (King, 87), and the reactions when watching horror movies to the screams when riding the roller coaster: “horror movie may not surprise a scream out of us at some point, the way we may scream when the roller coaster twists…”. This is a metaphoric comparison to top off the humor. King uses humor in his essay to grasp the reader’s attention and to maintain the giggle: “your insanity leads you only to talk to yourself when you’re under stress or to pick your nose on your morning bus…” (King, 87)....   [tags: irony, horror, style]
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The Bean Trees - Taylor's fears 		In the Story, The Bean Trees, by Barbara Kingslover we see a character named Taylor overcome several fears that she has. Taylor Greer, a woman who once saw a man being thrown several feet up into the air shortly after his tractor tire blew up, never did really like tires. She always seemed to think that the same thing might happen to her if she ever did something like, overfilling it too much with air. Her mom, who was fairly normal, decided to test Taylor's tire-changing-skills shortly after she bought her ‘55 Volkswagen....   [tags: essays research papers] 706 words
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Physical Science Lab - the motion of a marble - Physical Science Lab - the motion of a marble Objective The goal of this experiment is to develop a theory, which allows us to understand the motion of a marble. Materials Wooden roller coaster, marble, ruler, timer, clamp, physics stand. Theory In this experiment, we are finding the Conservation of Energy. Energy is neither created nor destroyed. Energy is summed up into two different properties: Potential energy and Kinetic energy. The law of Energy states that: Total Energy = Potential Energy + Kinetic Energy Or Em = Ep + Ek Also, the equations for Potential energy and Kinetic energy are stated to get the Total Energy....   [tags: essays research papers] 785 words
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Factors that Affect the Speeds of Rollercoasters - Factors that Affect the Speeds of Rollercoasters AIM === The aim of this investigation is to find out how one chosen factor affects the speed of a roller coaster car at the bottom of a slope. In the investigation, a marble is used to represent a car. ---------------------------------------------------------------------- FACTORS ------- VERTICAL HEIGHT OF SLOPE (THE HIGHER, THE FASTER) ------------------------------------------------- GRADIENT OF THE SLOPE (THE STEEPER, THE FASTER) ----------------------------------------------- AIR RESISTANCE (THE MORE THERE IS, THE SLOWER) FRICTION (THE MORE THERE IS, THE SLOWER) VARIABLES I have ch...   [tags: Papers] 1599 words
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Skating for the Sisterhood - While some depictions suggest that roller derby includes staged fights, nearly everyone familiar with the sport disagrees with that assumption. I conducted two interviews, and both derby players displayed annoyances when asked about fake fighting in roller derby. Samantha Boehle states, “I actually get kind of angry when people compare roller derby to things like professional wrestling. We don’t perform fights like they do. Roller derby is a competition. Yes, it’s rough, but there’s no performed fighting.” Likewise, Josie Esker states, “I am so frustrated with derby’s early history of staged performances and ridiculous theatrics....   [tags: roller derby, staged fights, feminist cause]
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The Characters Jane from Jane Eyre, John and Mustapha from Brave New World, and Edgar from King Lear - Joy, Fear, and Impatience are what a good character makes you feel. A thoughtful and interesting character always leaves you wanting more, like a good movie, once it’s done, you’re always left wanting more. The characters that took me on a roller coaster ride were, Jane from Jane Eyre, John and Mustapha from Brave New World, and Edgar from King Lear. These characters lead me up and down on roller coaster full of joy. “You shall have joy, or you shall have power, said God; you shall not have both” (Ralph Emerson) Power is what Mustapha Mond chose; he gave up his joy and dreams, for ultimate power....   [tags: Character Analysis] 1018 words
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The Movement of an Object During Circular Motion - ... (The variable being changed by the experimenter) Dependant variable- The marble in the Jelly (The aspect that is changed by the independent variable) Controlled variable- The texture of the Jelly. Method Materials Kettle Measuring Jug Cold tap water 3 packets of Jelly Spoon to mix 5 plastic cups Permanent marker Fridge Marbles Scissors String Electrical tape Instructions Step 1: a. Make the orange jelly following the instructions on the box- however make sure to put more cold water than the box instructs....   [tags: centripetal force, experiment] 811 words
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New Fantasyland in Walt Disney World Florida - ... Although this may not be a conventional example of being sustainable, I believe that by addressing this problem now and not allowing it to fester for future generations to deal with was a very sustainable move. Safety issue that would have surrounded this project in the planning process would have included ensuring that the shape of the tracks of some rides and the speeds at which the ride goes at would be sufficient and also not too fast to ensure the safety of the passengers, especially with the “Seven Dwarves Mine Train” which involves rocking carts, the first roller coaster of its kind....   [tags: Seven Dwarves, Mine Train] 1283 words
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The Definition, Uses and Applications of Bitcoin - 1. Introduction These days, many people have heard about a new name: the Bitcoin. What is the Bitcoin. By its inventor, Nakamoto’s definition, the Bitcoin is a peer-to-peer, decentralized, encrypted digital currency(Nakamoto). For a long time, the Bitcoin was a currency only recognized and used in the circle of geeks, but recent months, the Bitcoin successfully drew the public’s interest in its roller-coaster-like price. Simultaneously, more and more Bitcoin alternatives, for example, Namecoin, Litecoin, PPCoin, Betacoin, etc....   [tags: decentralized, encrypted digital currency] 1770 words
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