How does energy apply to the design of roller coasters? How do roller coaster designers and engineers use the hills, loops, curves, twists, and turns to take advantage of potential energy, kinetic energy, and dissipating energy to create a thrill ride like no other? View this archived program and find out. Jeff Havlik, a roller coaster architect, is our guest expert for this program. To learn more about Jeff and the work he does, view a video about him here.
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